Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

May 29, 2010

Jordan to ban smoking in restaurants – What are we doing?

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 9:00 pm

Via Zsafwan: The Ministry of Health decided to fully implement the smoking ban in the Kingdom’s restaurants starting Wednesday, a ministry official said.

Just what are we doing here in Saudi Arabia? WE SIGNED AN ANTI SMOKING PACT IN 2005! Nothing changed: Major coffee shop Dunkin Donuts allow smoking (except one branch, but people are smoking in seating areas near the door). Small stores still selling dirt cheap cigarettes. Restaurants have no real “non smoking sections” and I don’t want to list them all.

A big thanks to Sahara Mall, they claim that they have banned smoking in their mall/foodcourt. Here’s a Gowalla link to their location in Riyadh.