COVID-19 and smoking: Is Lebanon adopting double standards?

Isn't the death of around 5,000 Lebanese from smoking-related diseases each year reason enough to act?
by Rania Baroud

31 May 2020 | 18:53

Source: by Annahar

  • by Rania Baroud
  • Source: Annahar
  • Last update: 31 May 2020 | 18:53

A waterpipes delivery man is seen on his way to deliver a shisha to a client's house at the coastal city of Byblos north of Beirut on May 22, 2019. (AFP).

We had to wait for the novel corona virus to spread across Lebanon for the government to ban smoking Shisha in public spaces "until further notice". This positive step is welcome but falls short of...
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