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[Oman] E-cigarettes, e-shisha banned in Sultanate

Electronic cigarettes and electronic shisha (hookah) are now banned in Oman in keeping with a decision taken by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACA). The electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, a battery operated cigarette-like device, whic
Times of Oman (om)
added Dec 13, 2015 20:32
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[Oman] E-cigarette users flout law to import device

Most GCC countries have banned the import and sale of e-cigarettes since 2008 as there are still doubts over its effectiveness and safety. However, some smokers in Oman smuggle the devices into the country.
Muscat Daily (om)
added Sep 4, 2012 08:11
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Oman health: The Sultanate prohibits tobacco trade in all forms

Muscat: Sale of chewing tobacco in all its forms and brands is strictly prohibited in Oman, the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) has reiterated. Speaking to the Times of Oman, a senior PACP official said that the law was enacted as chewin
Times of Oman (om)
added May 4, 2015 19:32
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[Oman] ‘Smokeless tobacco’ has heavy metals: Sultan Qaboos University

'Afzal', an illegally sold smokeless tobacco product (STP) commonly used by Omani youths, including teenagers, contains heavy metals that may cause health problems, a study conducted by researchers from the Department of Biology at Sultan Qaboos Universi
Times of Oman (om)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:08
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[Mid-east, Oman] Sultanate ranked 19th in global report on cigarette package health warnings

Oman, which adopted pictorial warnings on all tobacco products from August 9 this year, has been ranked 19th along with other countries in GCC in the ‘Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report 2012’.
Muscat Daily (om)
added Nov 27, 2012 06:50
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Facing uncertain future, tobacco growers look at alternate crops in Oman

Some say no other crop offers so much money, others point to the hundreds of people who earn their livelihood on these farms. But with an official ban looming on the horizon, everyone agrees that it is time for Oman's tobacco farmers to look at other opt
Muscat Daily (om)
added Mar 26, 2014 14:29
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Oman to decide soon on tobacco farming ban

Oman uses around 600 hectares of land to produce 500-600 tonnes of tobacco every year, but this may soon change with a comprehensive legislation on tobacco control that may be placed before the Cabinet for approval in about six months.
Muscat Daily (om)
added Jul 7, 2013 11:36
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Tobacco products to cost more in Oman after tax hike

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has given its go-ahead to increase taxes on all tobacco products, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Health.
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Sep 11, 2012 13:22
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[Oman] Muscat Governorate plans to stub out smoking in public places with ban

A ban on smoking in public places such as beaches, parks, bus stations, etc., may become a reality with the Municipal Council members pushing for its enforcement. Speaking to the Times of Oman, the Municipal Council said elected members belonging to Musc
Times of Oman (om)
added May 20, 2014 08:17
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[Asia, Oman] National Tobacco Control Committee Meets

The meeting discussed a number of topics listed on its agenda, in addition to discussing the memorandum of the Sultanate's membership to the Protocol on illicit trade of tobacco products, which is summarized in viewing the magnitude of the problem o
Oman News Agency(ONA)
added Jun 24, 2013 15:57
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