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Bahrain to impose excise tax from December 30

Bahrain will start levying the excise tax on specific harmful goods on December, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported. "Under law 40 of 2017, the excise tax will be applicable to carbonated drinks at a rate of 50 per c

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UAE's 'sin tax' comes into effect

UAE's new federal tax came into effect today (October 1), doubling the price of tobacco and energy drinks, and increasing the price of soft drinks by 50 per cent, said a report. The price of sodas is expected to increase from

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Saudi Arabia to impose special tax on tobacco, sugary drinks

Saudi Arabia will impose a special tax on tobacco and sugary drinks on June 10, as part of a series of steps towards closing a budget deficit caused by low oil prices, said a report. Officials have said they expect to raise betwee

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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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