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The cabinet has approved a new licensing regulation which will cause cafes and restaurants in Saudi Arabia to pay up to US$26,675 a year to sell tobacco products inside and outside their premises. Read more

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The Saudi National Committee for Tobacco Control is in the process of imposing fines on smokers. Read more

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Gulf Cooperation Council recently ratified and implemented a 100% excise tax on tobacco in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, to be followed by the other member countries. Here is a commentary on the cigarette landscape. Read more

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has started imposing a 100% tax on tobacco and its derivatives starting since June 10. Energy drinks will also be taxed 100% while soft drinks will have a lower tax of 50%. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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