I submitted a translation to pressinterpreter.org and would love to receive feedback from you about the style, language, syntax, quality, suggestions, etc. The article is originally from the well known columnist Al-Rashid for the Arabic newspaper Asharq alawsat. Here is the first paragraph.
05/21/05 -- The Gulf States have some of the lowest prices of cigarettes in the world because of the low taxes the governments impose. For this reason, the smoking epidemic and its related diseases are spreading throughout all levels of society. As for the efforts of the governments in their battle against smoking - they have gone astray in their attempt to persuade people to stop smoking by using “so called” restrictions that are only ineffective. The ideal way to curb interest in taking up smoking is to raise tariffs on tobacco. These tariffs should be raised to at least 300% in order to equal those found in developed countries.
Here is a link to my complete translation of the article:
Why Such Indifference Towards Cigarette Companies?