Dubai news roundup: February 2

Child smokers, Dubai's iTunes, obesity in the UAE and more news of the day

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Music Master, the Dubai-based global music distributor, is hoping to muscle into iTunes territory following the launch of its own music download website.
Full story: Arabian Business

82 per cent of UAE students take up smoking before the age of 14 says a new survey.
Full story: Khaleej Times

The UAE is one of the 10 fattest countries in the world according to an expert from Columbia University. Childhood obesity is particularly prevalent in the country.
Full story: The National

Children who spend too much time with their nannies are at risk of hampering their development claim experts from a Knowledge Village consultancy. The situation is compounded in the UAE by nannies speaking a different mother tongue to the children in their care.
Full story: The National

Almost 70 per cent of UAE consumers have changed their spending habits to save money on household expenses. A new stuffy by research specialists The Nielsen Company found that shoppers are cutting back on clothing and entertainment to pay for essential goods.
Full story: Emirates 24/7

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