Tag: Kuwait

Licit cigarettes vanish

Licit cigarettes vanish

| February 19, 2018

One interpretation of what is going on in Kuwait is that the ‘illegal’ trade in cigarettes is supplying smokers while some licit traders are withdrawing cigarettes from the market – possibly illegally.

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Price war in Kuwait

Price war in Kuwait

| February 14, 2018

An inverted cigarette price-war that has included an illegal price increase and the withdrawal from sale of brands whose prices have not been increased, has broken out in Kuwait.

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Market forces apply

Market forces apply

| October 16, 2017

Maids – presumably foreign workers – are ‘running away’ from their employers in Kuwait to earn good money at mixed-gender shisha cafés.

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Jail for uniformed smoker

Jail for uniformed smoker

| July 17, 2017

A story from Kuwait raises the question of whether a jail term could be defended morally in the case of a person who smokes in a public place in uniform, rather than in mufti.

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