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    • Preliminary estimates of the economic implications of addiction in the United Arab Emirates 

      Doran, C.M. (‎2016-10)‎
      This study aimed to provide preliminary estimates of the economic implications of addiction in the United Arab Emirates [‎UAE]‎. Local and international data sources were used to derive estimates of substance-related healthcare costs, lost productivity and criminal behaviour. From an estimated population of 8.26 million: tilde 1.47 million used tobacco [‎20.5% of adults]‎; 380 085 used cannabis [‎> 5%]‎; 14 077 used alcohol in a harmful manner [‎0.2%]‎; and 1408 used opiates [‎0.02%]‎. The cost of addiction was estimated at US dollar 5.47 billion in 2012, ...