A smoke-free Lebanon: Reality or pipedream?

Dr. Georges Saade, again, on CNN this time:

"We are a tobacco-friendly society," says cardiologist Dr. Georges Saade, a former WHO official who now heads the Tobacco Control Project at Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health.

Douche A 2001 Global Youth Survey found that Lebanon had the highest rate of smoking among school children in all of the Middle East.

The ministry estimates that around 65 percent of Lebanese boys aged 13-15 consume tobacco regularly — either by smoking cigarettes or water-pipe.


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