Back in July, It was decided that Beirut Airport would be a completely smoke-free airport. They even went as far as removing the ashtrays. But we all know that in Lebanon rules are heavily enforced for the first couple of days after a decision has been made.
I was at the airport last week and I saw darak (cops), amn el 3am (general security) and passengers smoking all over the place.
Since there are no more ashtrays, they are basically putting out there cigarettes in the place where the ashtrays used to be.