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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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WHO urges higher tobacco taxes to save lives

Countries must raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco, the World Health Organisation has urged. Based on 2012 data, WHO estimates that increasing tobacco taxes

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Bahrain may face suit over tobacco tax plan

Bahrain may be sued in international courts over plans to triple import levies on tobacco products, said a report. News of an imminent massive increase of duties by 100 to 300 per cent has caused an uproar. A group

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Bahrain mulls 100pc tobacco tax

Bahrain could soon charge 100 per cent import duty on all tobacco products, said a report in our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej. A proposal to amend the anti-tobacco law will be on the agenda of parliament on Tuesday.

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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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