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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] AHMAD: Changing tack on smoking

LAST week Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah in a surprise announcement canceled an anti-smoking campaign that was to have taken place shortly...As innocent non-smoking people, we should not tolerate anyone smoking in public and we should pressurize
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Jun 5, 2017 15:19
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] AHMED: Why do we smoke?

Our vision is to build a healthy nation. To achieve it, unhealthy habits like smoking have to be curtailed. Now, the holy month of Ramadan is the right time, not just to put a pause to smoking, but to take a solemn resolution to quit the habit forever.
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Jun 3, 2017 16:21
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] EDITORIAL: The time to stop is now

In Saudi Arabia, the Abeer Medical Group is spearheading the drive for people to adopt a healthier lifestyle... Smoking is on the rise among the young around the world, perhaps because they cannot envisage their painful deaths but perhaps also because sm
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added May 31, 2017 00:43
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Anti-smoking campaign launched

RIYADH: To coincide with the holy month of Ramadan and World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday, the Health Ministry has launched a campaign to save the lives of thousands of smokers in the Kingdom. Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said his ministry has all
Arab News (sa)
added May 31, 2017 00:37
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi to impose tobacco, sugary drinks tax on June 10

they expect to raise between 8 billion and 10 billion riyals ($2.1 billion to $2.7 billion) annually from the tax, which will comprise a 50 percent levy on soft drinks and 100 percent on tobacco and energy drinks.
Reuters
added May 29, 2017 00:24
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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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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] No smoking campaign warns women of ruining their looks

Tobacco and Narcotics Combat Charity Society (Kafa) in the Red Sea city of Jeddah told the students that smoking was bad for their health and for their appearances. Under the “Do Not Spoil Your Beauty” campaign, the girls are given presentations on the ne
Gulf News (ae)
added Jan 10, 2017 17:40
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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] Salwa Customs thwart attempt to smuggle more than one ton of tobacco

Customs have received a consignment laden on board a leaving truck, pointing out that a Customs officer found 50 baskets containing tobacco hidden inside the truck.
Saudi Press Agency
added Jan 2, 2017 18:08
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[Asia, Mid-east] Saudi Arabia to impose 100 percent value added tax on tobacco

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
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jan 1, 2017 13:35
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