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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.