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

June 22, 2010

Smokefree Saudi Arabia: Smoking banned at Saudi airports!

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Khaled A. @ 1:56 pm

A major step forward, Saudi Arabia re-enforces it’s ban on smoking in airports by forcing a 200SR (about $50) fine on anyone smoking in a Saudi airport! It’s about time, so many people are already smoking in the airports including airport employees!

From Arab News:

Although the Kingdom passed anti-smoking regulations in August 2003, the habit is growing among its population. There are six million smokers in the country who puff away SR8 billion every year. According to one report, smoking-related diseases kill at least 33 people in the Kingdom each month.

We still have a long way to go though.

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