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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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[Saudi Arabia] Expert: Passive smoking can cause infant death

it can lead to sudden death among infants because they have small lung size and incomplete immune system," said Ali Al-Wadiei, the general supervisor of Saudi Anti-Smoking Program. He made this observation on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day 2015,
Arab News (sa)
added Nov 22, 2015 01:37
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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] Sue tobacco companies once again

The Saudi Ministry of Health is called upon today, more than at any time in the past, to raise the case against tobacco companies and bring it to the forefront of discussions once again. The ministry should demand payment of compensations due to the fina
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Nov 21, 2015 21:44
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[Saudi Arabia] Will the new cigarette price hike smoke out Saudi's nicotine addiction problem?

Ahmed Albualli, chairman of the supervisory board at the Anti-Smoking Society (Naqaa), said in a statement to local media that raising the prices of cigarettes is something desirable. He said the price hikes will mostly affect the working class and hoped
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Nov 16, 2015 22:05
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia, USA] Smoking costs more than $300 billion

Will the new cigarette price hike smoke out Saudi’s nicotine addiction problem?... Ahmed Albualli, chairman of the supervisory board at the Anti-Smoking Society (Naqaa), said in a statement to local media that raising the prices of cigarettes is somethin
Albany Daily Star (California Turkish Times)
added Nov 16, 2015 02:00
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] SAIDI: Up in smoke? Implementation of higher tobacco taxes in GCC faces constraints

The GCC countries should agree and introduce excise taxes on tobacco consumption as a policy tool to increase tobacco prices for health reasons and to raise revenue. Ideally, the introduction of domestic excise taxes on tobacco should be in the form of a
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Oct 15, 2015 09:08
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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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