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Saudi Arabia has six million smokers, Jeddah tops the list

Health authorities say that six million smokers in the Kingdom spend a whopping SR11 billion annually to satisfy their urge for nicotine.
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Oct 11, 2012 07:46
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[Mid-east, Saudi Arabia, Uae] New GCC tobacco tax could fuel growth of illicit trade

The dilemma facing GCC finance ministers as they deliberate over a 100 percent increase in duty on tobacco products is underlined by a White Paper published yesterday which spotlights growth in illicit trade, beyond the control of police and customs auth
Arab News (sa)
added May 23, 2013 13:42
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Kingdom gets serious about its tobacco problem

To intensify its anti-smoking efforts, the Ministry of Health recently began operating mobile anti-smoking clinics that go to malls and neighborhoods. The clinics have male and female specialists who can educate smokers on the detrimental effects of toba
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Jan 9, 2017 01:54
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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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[Saudi Arabia] LETTER: Smoking problem

This is with reference to the report “65% of secondary schoolgirls smoke” (Feb. 8). It is an alarming trend and needs to be checked at the earliest. According to the report, exposure to western and social media is to be blamed for this trend. It is
Arab News (sa)
added Feb 8, 2015 18:08
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] E-cigarette ban sought: Decades of education against smoking at risk

A prominent professor at King Saud University (KSU) has called for a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes, especially to those under the age of 18. Sultan Ayoub Meo, a professor at the KSU’s College of Medicine, told Arab News on Friday that e-cigarette smoki
Arab News (sa)
added Jul 29, 2014 01:51
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[Saudi Arabia] AL-TURIGEE: Half of middle school students are smokers

The figures on adolescent smoking released by the Welfare Society to Combat Smoking are alarming. The society estimated that about 53 percent of middle school students in the Eastern Province smoke while 27 percent of elementary school students and 20 pe
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Feb 18, 2013 07:21
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[Saudi Arabia] Has the smoking ban made us any healthier?

more than a year later, the ban is still in place and inspections to ensure establishments are obeying the law are abundant. Authorities are resisting the pressure from café owners – some of whom stated they lost 80 percent of revenues, while others had t
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Nov 25, 2013 11:22
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Six million smokers spend SR12b a year

around 45 percent of men over 15 years in the Kingdom smoke. Dr. Ahmad Al-Buali said these smokers spend around SR12 billion a year, or SR33 million a day, on cigarettes. He said around 6 million people in the Kingdom are smoker and their number is increa
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Aug 11, 2014 12:07
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Call in Saudi Arabia to hike cigarette prices in anti-smoking drive

A Saudi anti-smoking society, Naqa, has called for hiking the prices of cigarettes to help reduce the numbers of smokers in the kingdom. “Saudi Arabia is witnessing alarming rise in the number of smokers, particularly among male and female students,” Mo
Zawya.com (ae)
added Sep 17, 2014 17:53
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