Mon Jul 30, 2012, 12:51 PM
onehandle (38,880 posts)
Saudi Arabia Bans Smoking In Most Public Places
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Saudi Arabia has banned smoking in government offices and most public places, including restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets and shopping malls.
The ban includes smoking of water-pipes, or shishas, and prohibits selling tobacco to those under the age of 18.
The official SPA news agency says Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz has ordered that a royal ban on smoking be implemented as of Monday. He is cited as saying that Islam urges the preservation of public health.
The ban is a significant step-up in the kingdom's anti-smoking campaign. Saudi Arabia banned smoking in its airports last year.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/saudi-arabia-smoking-ban_n_1718619.html
Catching up with much of Europe while the U.S. regresses in many ways.
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Mon Jul 30, 2012, 02:01 PM
Zoeisright (8,339 posts)
4. Good for them!
It's too bad it took the US so long to do that.
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