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Tobacco off Saudi shelves amid speculation

Cigarettes disappeared from the shelves of stores 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

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Crackdown vowed on tobacco traders exploiting customers

Bahraini authorities have announced a crackdown on traders trying to exploit consumers following an increase in import duty on tobacco. This followed reports that the sudden increase announced on Monday (February 8) had led to confusion and pa

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Turkey hikes tax on tobacco; energy prices up

Turkey has hiked taxes on tobacco and alcohol for the new year, while its energy market regulator has also increased electricity prices as of Jan. 1 to fund investment and production. Taxes on alcoholic beverages including beer, g

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Bahrain to launch machine to check tobacco products

A new machine that checks if tobacco products are poisonous will be officially launched in Bahrain. The specialised unit, called the ‘Cigarette Smoking Machine’, costs around BD150,000 ($395,090) and is used to check tobacco products

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Asian man held with banned tobacco in Bahrain

An Asian worker has been caught making and packing the banned ‘Al Swaika’ tobacco substance at a scrap shop in Muharraq Suq, said Bahrain Health Ministry in a statement. Muharraq Police station’s security officer

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Fourth ‘No Tobacco Clinic’ to open in Bahrain

The fourth ‘No Tobacco Clinic’ will be opened at the Hamad Health Centre in two months, Bahrain’s Health Minister Sadiq Al Shehabi said. He was speaking after patronising a ceremony at the Bapco Club in Awali to

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Tobacco use ‘declining but action needed to control efforts’



Non-smoking is becoming the new norm worldwide, according to the new online WHO Global Report on Trends in Tobacco Smoking, launched today during the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) which will run till March 21.

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Latest tobacco control measures in focus at Abu Dhabi forum

Top speakers will present the latest developments in tobacco control and global efforts to reduce tobacco use in all its forms at a conference in Abu Dhabi next month. The 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH), under

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Illegal tobacco stash seized in Bahrain

Thousands of dinars worth of tobacco has been seized and destroyed as part of a major crackdown on banned products in Bahrain.   Teams from the Health and Interior ministries raided a warehouse in Manama where th

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Don't stub out e-cigarettes, scientists warn

A group of 53 leading scientists has warned the World Health Organisation (WHO) not to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products, arguing that doing so would jeopardize a major opportunity to slash disease and deaths caused by smoking.

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