Picture taken from Law174 Facebook Page
I am all for exposing restaurants that are violating Law 174 in Lebanon but it should be done in a proper way. Claiming that they are violating the law without any picture or proof is useless. Take a look for example at this picture claiming that Assi Hellani is breaking the No-Smoking law on a daily basis in his Verdun restaurant.
While it is very probable that he’s allowing indoor smoking as many restaurants are doing so, this picture does not prove anything as they could be sitting on the outdoor terrace. What I am saying here is that while we need more people activism to enforce the law, we also need consistency in reporting those violations.
Having said that, and since there’s already a Facebook group dedicated to ensuring the implementation of Law 174, they should follow some sort of procedure to report violations backed by images and videos. That would have avoided the confusion that occurred at Dictateur whereas the manager claimed Dalal was wrong about her accusations and that he’s respecting the law. (This does not justify his behavior at all though!)
Original Picture taken from Assi Restaurant Facebook Page
most of the countries are applying the smoking ban and Lebanese are still arguing about it and finding stupid excuses to go against this law
latest : Smoking in public places will be banned in Russia — http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21571418
in turkey smoking arguileh in closed public places is also banned starting last month w henneh RABB el arguileh
Well as a frequent customer I know pretty well that this restaurant is violating the law. But in the posted picture the table is on the border line between their indoor and outdoor space….btw their food is gr8 (try Kabab Sultan)
that’s another stupid excuse for smoking indoors
even if you are sitting near the window the smoke will end up inside the restaurant since usually the wind direction is from the outside to the inside and it carries all the smoke indoors!
let’s not forget that in the rest of the countries smoking is even banned in outdoor public places such as bus stops because smoke spreads with wind and end up in people’s noses.
a silly door or window in a pub/restaurant wont change anything!
anyway why are we arguing about this? the 4 million Lebanese are smarter than the rest of the world!
بطّل الواحد حرّ ببيتو وبين أصحابو ولووووووو؟؟