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Bahrain to open anti-smoking clinic

Bahrain is planning to open a third anti-smoking clinic as growing numbers of people seek help trying to kick the habit, said a report. The facility is expected to be up and running in Hidd next month and will complement existing

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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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Seha's 'quit smoking' units a big success

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) said its 'Quit Smoking' unit at Al Ain Hospital has achieved great success in helping smokers kick the habit with the facility now receiving more than 50 outpa

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Bahrain anti-smoking drive targets women

A year-long smoking awareness campaign aimed at women has been launched by a Bahrain-based anti-smoking society. The campaign is in line with this year's World No-Tobacco Day (May 31) under the theme: Gender and tobacco, with an emphasis o

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Enoc clears cigarette packs from shelves

Enoc has removed cigarette packs from its shelves as part of its support for 'World No Tobacco Day', which is being observed tomorrow. For the first time, cigarettes will not be sold to members of the public for 24 hours on May 31,

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Tawam Hospital becomes 100pc smoke-free zone

Tawam Hospital has implemented the UAE’s Federal National Tobacco Law on total ban of smoking in public areas and has now become a 100 per cent smoke-free zone. This announcement comes in support of the international World No Tobacco Day t

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UAE doctors say more women smoking shisha

More UAE women are taking up smoking shisha as part of a worrying new lifestyle trend, respiratory doctors have revealed in the lead up to the 'World No Tobacco Day' on May 31. Although traditionally it is men who smoke in the Midd

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Anti-smoking laws enforced

His Majesty King Hamad of Bahrian yesterday ratified tough anti-smoking laws, banning any planting, manufacturing or reprocessing of tobacco in Bahrain. The new legislation was already approved by the Shura Council and parliament.

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Bahrain council stubs out anti-smoking law

A law aimed at combating smoking in Bahrain had some of the fire taken out of it by the Shura Council on Monday. They approved a softened version, without jail sentences for people who sell tobacco products to children. Councillors

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Bahrain council backs anti-smoking law

Shura Council members in Bahrain initially backed an anti-smoking law, which was originally drafted 14 years ago. It is a mix between the original draft, which was presented to the former Shura Council in 1994 but never passed, and a parli

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