Browsing by Subject "United Arab Emirates"
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(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, ...