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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Mecca bans sheesha, smoking, music in public places

The authorities in the province of Mecca have announced a clampdown on indecent behaviour at public places. Saudi King’s Advisor and Mecca Province Ruler Prince Khalid Al-Faisal issued a directive banning sheesha, tombac, smoking, musical instruments and
GDN Online (Gulf Digital News) (bh)
added Jun 17, 2016 02:43
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[Africa, Asia, Egypt] Ramadan 2016 TV series are 'smoking'... literally!

A total of 348 scenes featuring smoking and drug abuse have been aired in TV series in the first five days of the holy month of Ramadan, the social solidarity ministry's Fighting and Treating Addiction Fund (FTAF) said in a Wednesday statement
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Jun 17, 2016 02:34
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'I'm a contradiction': WATCH as Jude Law's Pius XIII reveals his conflicted character in the slick and brooding first official teaser for Paolo Sorrentino's The Young Pope

has been hard at work on Paulo Sorrentino's much anticipated religious drama... The short teaser shows the pope ... reclining in a chair smoking - another subtle nudge towards the new pope's darker character.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 15, 2016 21:54
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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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[UK] Quit smoking for Ramadan (and for good), Hackney Council tell Muslims

Hackney Council’s Stop Smoking Service advisors have teamed up with local mosques and will be on hand to provide free, confidential support, information and advice around prayer times. Ramadan began on June 7. During the holy month, Muslims must not eat
East London Lines (blog) (uk)
added Jun 14, 2016 12:42
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[Iraq, Mid-east] A thief is maimed for life by ISIS thugs who chop off his hand with cleaver... while six men are executed for selling cigarettes

'The ISIS-led Islamic Police of Hisba arrested six men in Mosul on charges of selling cigarettes... 'They were then referred to the Sharia Court which ordered their immediate execution on Wednesday on charges of violating the rules imposed by their allege
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 2, 2016 15:36
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Cash offer for TV shows to hide cigarettes, drugs has some in Egypt fuming

Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali announced on May 11 that the ministry would offer a reward of 1 million Egyptian pounds (about $100,000) to any TV series airing during the upcoming Ramadan that does not feature any smoking or drug use.
Al-Monitor
added May 21, 2016 20:09
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[Arkansas] Faith leaders gather at Capitol to promote 'No Menthol Sunday'

Local pastors and faith leaders want members of their congregations to say no to mentholated tobacco products. They gather at the Arkansas State Capitol Friday to promote "No Menthol Sunday" this Sunday, May 22. Those leaders say the tobacco industry ta
KATV Channel 7 (Little Rock, AR)
added May 23, 2016 16:19
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EXCLUSIVE: How David Miscavige lured Tom Cruise into Scientology with a ‘charm offensive’ that included street car races, shooting trips and gourmet meals prepared by L Ron Hubbard’s personal chef

Previous interviews with senior former Scientologists have revealed that Cruise and Miscavige maintain their bond with wild nights of gambling in Las Vegas together and afternoons smoking cigars.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 3, 2016 16:25
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, New York] Antismoking Coalition Gives Big Tobacco a Fight in Indonesia

Over the last decade, it has become a last Eden for tobacco companies facing declining smoking rates at home.... Yet that push has been met by an increasingly potent coalition of mayors, health officials and antismoking groups that has scored some impor
New York Times
added Apr 30, 2016 20:46
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