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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Smoking addiction clinics in high demand

There has been a high demand in the Kingdom from people seeking help to give up smoking in the wake of the rise in tobacco prices announced recently by the government. This is according to Anas Al-Hadi, a doctor at a clinic treating people for nicotine ad
Arab News (sa)
added Mar 17, 2016 13:09
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi cigarette importers hit back against 'black market' claims

Importers of cigarettes in Saudi Arabia claim the price of a packet of cigarettes in the kingdom has increased by only SR2 ($0.53) since the import tax was raised this year. The importers said the price hike was in keeping with the amount by which the l
Arabian Business
added Mar 15, 2016 22:00
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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] Tobacco off Saudi shelves amid price rise speculation

Cigarettes had disappeared from the shelves in some Saudi cities on Sunday amid speculation on social media that the government was about to raise prices on tobacco and other products that are harmful to health. Three Riyadh shops visited by Reuters sai
Reuters
added Mar 13, 2016 11:04
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Kingdom chairs GCC talks on tobacco control mechanism

Saudi Arabia presided over the GCC annual regional meeting on the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Bahrain recently. The two-day meeting discussed the mechanism of dealing with tobacco control within the non-communicable di
Arab News (sa)
added Mar 8, 2016 17:03
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Can a sin tax stifle tobacco demand?

proposal to impose a sin tax on tobacco to gradually double prices...Opponents of the price hike argue young men and women who smoke will suddenly find it difficult to afford a pack of cigarettes and may thus engage in illegal practices such as theft
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Feb 20, 2016 16:00
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[Asia, Mid-east] Smokers in Saudi Arabia puff away SR50m every day

Over SR50 million goes up in smoke daily because of addiction to cigarettes in Saudi Arabia, let alone the thousands of deaths that occur every year due to smoking, the head of the anti-tobacco and anti-drugs organization has said. “Only last year, as ma
Arab News (sa)
added Jan 25, 2016 17:46
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi- Mobily promotes No Smoking Day for better work environment

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has announced its No Smoking Day initiative for its employees which aims to encourage them to quit smoking. The day corresponding to Dec. 29 will be celebrated under the slogan 'each cigarette avoided contributes to your health.'
MENAFN.com
added Dec 29, 2015 23:25
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[Saudi Arabia] KSA signs pact to stamp out illicit tobacco trade

World Health Organization has announced that the Kingdom has become the first Arab country and the tenth internationally to join the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. The announcement was made by the director general of the executiv
Arab News (sa)
added Nov 27, 2015 23:23
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] WHO: Saudi joins protocol to fight illicit tobacco trade

the Kingdom has become the first Arab country and the tenth internationally to join the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. The announcement was made by the director general of the executive board of the Health Ministers' Council for
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:05
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