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[Saudi Arabia] Saudi man divorces wife over cigarette found in her bag

A husband divorced his wife just three months after their marriage after he found a cigarette inside her bag. A relative of the wife said that her husband became furious after he discovered the cigarette and decided to divorce her despite her pleas and he
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 25, 2013 12:29
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Kingdom tightens noose on smokers

Saudi Arabia’s decision to impose 100 percent value added tax (VAT) on tobacco and its products will bring down the number of smokers in the country, said Dr. Mohammed Yamani, chairman of the board of directors of Naqa, an NGO that helps smokers kick the
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Dec 28, 2016 23:22
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[Mid-east] Saudi Arabia says tax on tobacco, drinks to raise up to $2.7 billion: Al Arabiya TV

Saudi Arabia's government estimates a new tax on tobacco and sugary drinks will raise between 8 billion and 10 billion riyals ($2.1 billion to $2.7 billion) annually, Al Arabiya television quoted the General Authority of Zakat and Tax as saying on Monday
Reuters
added Apr 17, 2017 17:41
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[Saudi Arabia] New WHO study claims the number of smokers in the Kingdom on the rise

A recent World Health Organization (WHO) study revealed that there are 6 million smokers in the Kingdom. The study estimated this number to jump to 10 million by 2020, Al-Riyadh daily reported. Around 12 billion cigarettes are smoked every year in the Kin
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Jul 25, 2015 20:26
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi to impose taxes on tobacco and soft drinks

Saudi Arabia unveiled yesterday the state budget plan for the fiscal year 2017. Under the new measure, a 100% tax would also be levied on tobacco and byproducts, as well as energy beverages.
GDN Online (Gulf Digital News) (bh)
added Dec 27, 2016 01:43
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[Saudi Arabia] Saudis ban smoking, hookahs, tobacco in Islam’s holiest cities

Saudi Arabia has permanently forbidden the use of tobacco products in Islam's holiest cities, resulting in significant changes for many Muslims. The ban famously includes cigarettes and the Middle Eastern hookah (also known as shisha or water pipe). For
Washington Times
added Oct 21, 2014 13:44
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[Asia] Saudi Arabia raises import fees on cigarettes

The Saudi customs authority has raised import taxes on cigarettes, it said on Monday, days after some shop owners in the kingdom removed packs from their shelves in anticipation of price hikes. Saudi Customs changed its assessment of the value of certai
Reuters
added Mar 14, 2016 18:46
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[Saudi Arabia] Smoking kills 23,000 every year

said Ahmed Albualli, chairman of the supervisory board at the Anti-Smoking Society (Naqaa), who expressed deep concern about the high incidence of smoking-related deaths in the Kingdom... Saudi Arabia is the largest market for tobacco in the Middle East a
Arab News (sa)
added Sep 19, 2014 15:05
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The economic costs of tobacco consumption in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Results Using 2011 prices, the economic loss due to tobacco was US$20.5 billion over the last 10 years, without accounting for smuggled (illegally imported) tobacco. ... Conclusions In Saudi Arabia, short-term and long-term economic gains will result f
Tobacco Control
added May 22, 2013 11:41
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[Saudi Arabia] Government slammed for not raising tax on cigarettes

The anti-smoking society, Niqaa, is blaming the Ministry of Finance for the spread of smoking in the country because of its continued refusal to increase taxes on the import of tobacco. The ministry argues that if it did so smuggling will increase. The
Arab News (sa)
added Jun 1, 2013 12:25
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