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Lebanon: At Odds with the Smoking Ban

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Lebanon, Governance, Law

As of September 3rd, smoking will be prohibited in public transportation, work places and closed public places, including coffee shops and restaurants.

Mohammad Hijazi [1]explains that the law is unrealistic and that its enforcement will;

Generate a drop of roughly $282 million in revenues, representing 7.1% of GDP in the hospitality sector and lead to a loss of about 2600 full-time jobs.

Mohammad also posted an online copy of the new law and its amendments [2][ar].