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UAE to introduce standards on tobacco product sales

The UAE health ministry has called for the introduction of standards on the sale of products like Sheesha tobacco and loose tobacco for the midwakh (pipe), Gulf News has reported. The proposed standards should include a mandatory health warning on tobacco packaging, as well as testing of contents before the tobacco products are put on sale, Dr Widad Al Maidour, head of national tobacco control committee at the ministry, told the daily.