Six Months After Switching from Normal Cigarettes to the IQOS

A year after my brother visited Philip Morris International’s HQ in Switzerland, he convinced me to switch from normal cigarettes to the IQOS Heated Tobacco System, and brought me the device along with four packs of HEETS . I had been wanting for quite some time to stop smoking but wasn’t able to. The truth is I didn’t want to stop but my brothers, especially Najib who despises smoking altogether, were pressuring me so we…

Homosexuality is NOT a Disease: Helpine by #LebMASH Launched to Raise Awareness

HINAD, which stands for "Homosexuality is not a disease", is a campaign launched by The Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health and Agnes Varis Trust with the aim of challenging homophobia and raising awareness around health- related issues. Such awareness is desperately needed in a country where 72% of people in Lebanon believe that homosexuality is a mental disorder and 79% agree that homosexuals should be taken in for psychological or hormonal treatment. Those are…
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Zahrani Municipality Cutting Down on Plastic Bags Use

1 month ago
It’s also good to see Lebanese villages and towns taking eco-friendly initiatives and cutting down on plastic use. Jbeil vowed to ban all plastic bags by end of 2018 and Zahrani municipality is encouraging people ...
Health

#FightWithMichele: Needed Funds for Michele’s Treatment Raised in Less than 1 Month!

1 month ago
The #FithWithMichele fundraising campaign which was kicked off a month ago to help cover Michele Hajal’s $740K curative treatment (CAR-T CELLS THERAPY) in the United States has succeeded and Michele will be on her way ...
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Alfa Telecom to Ship 460 Tons of e-Waste to Sweden

2 months ago
As of 2017, over 47 million tons of e-waste were generated and the numbers are rising annually by 4%. Unfortunately, only 20% of e-waste is subject to recycling and 80% are dumped in landfills or ...
Critiques

Haret Hreik Lab Tests Show Water Contains Human Stools

2 months ago
A Haret Hreik resident sent a sample of his building’s water to test to have it checked, and the laboratory tests turned out to be horrific. Not only is the water not drinkable, but it ...
Health

#FeelTheBeat: Get your Free Checkup For Heart Diseases at City Centre Beirut

2 months ago
Heart diseases and strokes remain the leading causes of death globally and plenty of cases can be prevented by running routine check-ups. In an attempt to raise awareness on that matter, LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital ...
Health

Elissa Reveals Her Secret Breast Cancer Battle With New Video

4 months ago
Elissa just shocked her fans by revealing her struggle with breast cancer in her latest music video. The clip beings with a woman inside an MRI machine and a subtitle “You have cancer” then goes ...
Critiques

Saida Facing a New Waste Crisis?

5 months ago
A couple of years ago, I was reading an article on how the notorious Saida garbage mountain was being transformed into a Green Park following a rehabilitation project led by The United Nations Development Programme ...
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ESIB USJ is Now a Smoke-Free Environment

5 months ago
USJ’s Engineering faculty (ESIB) has announced on Facebook that the ESIB campus will become smoke-free as of Tuesday June 26th and that the smoking ban should apply to both closed & open spaces. Those who ...
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