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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

[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

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

[Saudi Arabia] Smoking employees may be ‘fined’

The Control and Investigation Board has reaffirmed its commitment toward imposing penalties on employees who fail to uphold the ban on smoking in public and governmental institutions. These penalties include two warnings and then a deduction of a violato
Arab News (sa)
added May 21, 2013 07:17

[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Selling tobacco in Makkah despite ban

These illegal residents in Makkah eke out a living selling cigarettes near the Jamarat Complex in Mina. Sale of tobacco is strictly banned in most parts of the holy city. -- Okaz photo
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added May 12, 2013 17:13

[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Effects of secondhand smoke on the birth weight of term infants and the demographic profile of Saudi exposed women

Conclusion: The prevalence of exposure of Saudi pregnant women to SHS is high at 31% and it is associated with reduced birth weight, and shorter length of the newborn.
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Apr 15, 2013 08:14

[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Bounties for smokers where smoking is banned

Two women in their late 20s surprised the visitors of a coffee shop here recently by offering smokers free cigarettes from a major tobacco company. The women visit different coffee shops and restaurants and offer smokers a new brand of cigarette to try an
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Apr 15, 2013 07:51

[Saudi Arabia] Tobacco companies promote products defying authorities

DAMMAM — In flagrant defiance of authorities, some tobacco companies in Dammam have hired young men to offer free cigarette samples to smokers in streets and cafés, Al-Yaum daily reported Sunday. The young men with backpacks full of cigarette packets, w
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Apr 1, 2013 09:19

[Saudi Arabia] LETTER: Smoking ban

This is in response to the story “19 clinics shut down in Riyadh.” The government should also strictly ban people from smoking around the medical facilities and near pharmacies as it is a serious health hazard. This is what happens during prayer times.
Arab News (sa)
added Mar 16, 2013 12:43

[Saudi Arabia] Hubble-bubble trouble: Shisha ban goes up in smoke with ‘takeaways’

The shisha ban in public restaurants and cafes has taken effect in Jeddah, with the aim of protecting public health. However, soon after the ban was implemented, Jeddawis began searching for alternatives that would allow them to continue enjoying smoking
Arab News (sa)
added Mar 6, 2013 13:19
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