In this July 17, 2015, file photo, store manager Stephanie Hunt poses for photos with a pack of Marlboro cigarettes, an Altria brand, at a Smoker Friendly shop in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
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Cigarettes had disappeared from the shelves in some Saudi cities Sunday amid speculation on social media that the government was about to raise prices on tobacco and other products that are harmful to health.Some suggested retailers were holding back stock until the government announced higher cigarette prices.An executive at a tobacco distribution company told Reuters that Saudi Customs had doubled its import fee for a consignment that he tried to bring into the country on Sunday.
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