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[Saudi Arabia] Stub it out: Smoking killed 23000 in KSA last year

Nasser Saleh of the anti-smoking center said that smoking was spreading fast among young children and adolescents. “Young smokers in the past used to hide their habit from others for fear of parents’ and neighbors’ angry reactions, but now they smoke nea
Arab News (sa)
added Feb 22, 2015 06:16
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[Iraq, Mid-east] Isis Suffers its First Defeat as Cigarette Smokers of Kirkuk Defy Islamic State Ban

The Islamic State (also known as Isis) has made a spectacular U-turn on its Sharia laws in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, stubbing out its draconian cigarette ban in an attempt to boost popularity among the local population of hardcore smokers. A resident of
IBTimes (uk)
added Sep 23, 2014 14:21
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[Somalia] Al-Shabaab Bans cigarettes and tobacco consumption

Mareeg.com (uk)
added May 9, 2011 00:00
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Ethiopian capital implements ban on public smoking

The move will make the capital Addis Ababa the second Ethiopian city to enforce the law after north Ethiopia’s Mekelle city, which put the law into effect in January last year. The law which came to effect nearly two years after approved in parliament i
Sudan Tribune (fr)
added Feb 18, 2016 22:56
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[Florida] VIDEO: Watch Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski give Stephen Colbert a box of Cuban cigars

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski made an appearance on “The Late Show” and he brought two great gifts for Colbert: a medal of St. Genesius, the patron saint of comedians, and of course, a box of Cuban cigars from his visit to Cuba.
Chicago Sun-Times
added Sep 26, 2015 21:13
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Smoking ban in eight Saudi public areas takes effect

The new regulations prohibit smoking in eight public areas. These include the vicinities of religious, educational, health, sport and cultural institutions, social and charity institutions,” said a source.
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jun 15, 2016 17:06
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[Florida] Miami archbishop deems Pope Francis’ ‘emotional’ trip to Cuba a success

Wenski pulled four cigars ... handed them out to Auxiliary Bishop Peter Baldacchino of Miami, Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros of Brooklyn and Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin... So what do four bishops having a smoke after spending a few days with the pope
Miami (FL) Herald
added Sep 26, 2015 21:16
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[Iraq] The ISIS war on cigarettes

Those caught selling cigarettes in Mosul, an ISIS-controlled city in northern Iraq, are subject to 80 lashes, more than two weeks behind bars and the equivalent of a $580 fine. Anyone caught trying to import cigarettes faces 80 lashes, four months in ja
New York Post
added Nov 11, 2014 10:47
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Up in smoke: ISIS in Iraq burn cigarettes, shisha tobacco

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have burnt huge amounts of cigarettes and mu'assel (shisha tobacco mix) in Mosul saying the items are religiously prohibited, photos published on an ISIS Twitter account showed.
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jul 16, 2014 19:07
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[Russia] A Revolutionary Attack on Tobacco: Bolshevik Antismoking Campaigns in the 1920s

Although Lenin and the Bolsheviks brought the first communist government to the world, they were not the first to attempt antitobacco legislation in Russia. Indeed, Russia had the distinction of having maintained the longest ban in the world against the w
American Journal of Public Health
added Oct 13, 2017 06:34
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