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Smoke and mirrors: Smuggled cigarettes

There’s no doubt that smoking is a detrimental practice; no matter how light some cigarettes are, they still do harm to the body. Yet in Egypt, about 40% of adult men and 8% of adult women are smokers, and since 25 January, access to cigarettes has only increased, as new brands have entered the Egyptian market illegally and are sold at cheaper prices. The Daily News Egypt looks into the issue of smuggled cigarettes and their additional harmful impact on smokers.

Sarah El Masry

Morsi described IMF as a “testament to how capable Egypt is in transitioning economically, rather than a funding opportunity”. (AFP Photo /Egyptian Presidency)

IMF loan talks to resume in March

IMF loan negotiations with Egypt are to resume early March after talks were postponed due to the country’s political turmoil and economic slump, Morsi’s recent austerity measures aim to make Egypt eligible for the loan

Daily News Egypt

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