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VIDEO: Hard-hitting new advert urges UK smokers to quit

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

New anti-smoking ad shows cancer-causing chemicals flooding major organs within seconds. In the advert, gruesome footage shows a man’s veins filling up with tar as he is smoking. This new campaign aims to highlight how smoking harms the body beyond the lungs and heart and hopefully encourages the UK’s seven million smokers to quit in 2018.Martin Dockrell, head of tobacco control at public health England said in January there is a surge of smoker needing to quit and. The campaign, he ...

Does doubling of UAE cigarette prices only hit low-income smokers?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cigarettes and tobacco products have suddenly shot up in prices but is this enough to curb smoking? Saudi Arabia doubled the price of cigarettes and tobacco products in June and UAE has followed suit this month. The tax saw cigarettes go from 9-12 riyals to 18-24 riyals in Saudi Arabia while some of the popular brands cost about AED 22 in UAE now. Though experts approve of the step, they believe a comprehensive strategy is required to deter people from taking up smoking and encourage smokers to ...

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand’s most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said.The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre (1.5 mile) stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province.Its introduction coincides with Thailand’s peak tourist season and will be enforced in visitor hotspots including Krabi, Koh Samui, Pattaya, ...

Smoke-free GCC? Why a new heat-not-burn cigarette may make smoking less harmful

Monday, 21 August 2017

One of the biggest tobacco companies in the world is hoping to introduce a ‘smoke-free’ cigarette to the GCC that will encourage the region’s four-million smokers to switch to a potentially less harmful product. Philip Morris International (PMI), the US giant known for its Marlboro brand, has developed a ‘heat-not-burn’ (HNB) device called the IQOS that contains real tobacco that is heated below regular combustion-level temperatures. Said to stand for ...

Can low-nicotine cigarettes stop people from smoking?

Saturday, 5 August 2017

When cigarettes contain less nicotine, smokers see them as safer, because they equate the stimulant with smoking-related diseases. But that misperception doesn't cancel out the potential benefits of low-nicotine cigarettes, a new study suggests.In fact, while nicotine is addictive, it doesn't lead to the health conditions caused by smoking. Heart attacks, lung cancer and respiratory conditions can be blamed on other cigarette additives like tar.Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

Saudi Arabia introduces new tax on tobacco, raise prices by 100 percent

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Saudi Arabia has announced the increase of the prices of tobacco and its derivatives by 100 percent in accordance with the decision of the Gulf Cooperation Council at its 36th session, which approved the amendment of the minimum threshold for the fulfillment of tobacco in the unified tariff in the GCC. At the end of last week, smokers on social networking sites circulated a letter from the Director General of Customs in Saudi Arabia announcing that the new price will be come into effect at the ...

Find out which Saudi city has the most smokers

Sunday, 13 November 2016

It was revealed that the smokers’ average age at 15 years at about 32 percent of Tabuk’s population

Smoking ban in eight Saudi public areas takes effect

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Anti-smoking laws that took effect last week prohibit smoking in eight public areas.

Smoking ban in public areas takes effect in Saudi Arabia

Monday, 13 June 2016

Smoking is also prohibited in the workplace, companies, government offices, factories, banks and all public transport facilities

Pipe down! Why you shouldn’t call for the shisha this Ramadan

Monday, 13 June 2016

The WHO says the smoke inhaled in a typical one-hour shisha session can equal 100 cigarettes or more

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