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New anti-smoking law to come into effect from 2014


From the beginning of next year, it will be illegal to smoke inside vehicles if there are children younger than 12 years old present.

The new anti-tobacco law aims to limit children’s exposure to cigarette smoke and also reduce the number of youths smoking.

According to the national news agency WAM, a recent study found nearly 30% of those under 15 years old in Abu Dhabi are smokers.

The regulation will also require every packet to display large health warnings – there’ll also be a ban on tobacco advertisements.

A Federal National Council committee has approved a draft UAE law that aims to ban doping in the country’s horseracing and equestrian industry.
Abu Dhabi is seeking the support of residents in tackling the growing menace of graffiti on the walls of private and public buildings.
An investigation continues this morning into an attack on an Emirati couple in London earlier this week.
24 April 2014 - 7:52 AM
Bahrain is hosting the GCC's Second Conference on National and Regional Security.
24 April 2014 - 7:51 AM
Abu Dhabi Police are getting tougher on speeding motorists.
24 April 2014 - 7:47 AM
Operators are changing the Dubai Metro’s schedule this weekend to accommodate visitors to Gitex Shopper.
23 April 2014 - 12:51 PM
If you’ve noticed the Burj Khalifa looking somewhat wonky in the past couple of days, the reason for that has been revealed.
23 April 2014 - 8:10 AM
A man who was given three months in prison for claiming to be a legal consultant has had his jail term overturned by the Dubai Court of Appeal.
23 April 2014 - 8:09 AM
Dubai Courts is set to open a family court by the end of this year.
23 April 2014 - 8:08 AM
Five more people originally diagnosed with the deadly MERS coronavirus in Abu Dhabi have tested negative after further examinations.
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