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GCC tobacco tax rise ‘will fuel illicit trade’

Anti-smoking campaigners urging a 100 per cent increase in duty on tobacco products in the GCC have been warned that the move would fuel illicit trade in the region. It could lead to a growth in cigarette counterfeiting by gangs t

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High tobacco tax 'can prevent 200 million deaths'

Trebling tobacco tax globally would cut smoking by a third and prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, researchers said. In a review in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists

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Abu Dhabi clinic treats tobacco users

Abu Dhabi-based Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) is treating a record number of tobacco addicts at its Smoking Cessation Clinic since the initiative opened in late 2010. The most recent influx of patients into the facility comes

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Tobacco taxes, smoking bans set to save millions

Anti-smoking measures including higher taxes on tobacco products, bans on adverts and controls on lighting up in public places could prevent tens of millions of premature deaths across the world, researchers said on Monday. Simila

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Big blow to tobacco giants; Australia law upheld

  Australia called on the rest of the world to match its tough new anti-tobacco marketing laws after its highest court on Wednesday dismissed a challenge from international cigarette companies in a major test case. &

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Bahrain intensifies anti-smoking drive

Graphic warnings on the dangers of smoking will soon be placed on cigarette packets as Bahrain steps up its effort to combat the use of tobacco. They include horrific images caused by smoking such as the deterioration of the organs and har

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Bahrain steps up anti-smoking campaign

Graphic warnings on the dangers of smoking will soon be placed on cigarette packets as Bahrain steps up its effort to combat the use of tobacco. They include horrific images caused by smoking such as the deterioration of the organs and har

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Saudi tobacco imports up 57pc in 2011

Saudi Arabia imported 57,838 tonnes of tobacco in 2011 valued at SR3.3 billion ($880 million), marking a rise of 57 per cent over the figure for 2009, which reached SR2.104 billion, said a report. The import volume was considered to be ver

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Abu Dhabi for world tobacco summit

The UAE capital has been selected to host, in 2015, the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) – a triennial gathering of international advocacy, public policy and health research experts. The delegates will work toge

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Tobacco awareness campaign set to launch

Leading healthcare group, DM Healthcare, has joined with Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubia Municipality to launch an awareness campaign in the Emirate today on the ill-effects of tobacco and its use in public places. The first such ev

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