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This is in response to John, 'Live and let live' (GDN GDN Garden (postal suffix)
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, September September: see month.  5), who responded to my earlier letter over smoke in coffee shops.

I guess you missed the point, John.

I agree these are sheesha shops, but I don't believe they are supposed to be a place for people to suffocate suf·fo·cate
1. To impair the respiration of; asphyxiate.

2. To suffer from lack of oxygen; to be unable to breathe.

, rather than go to enjoy some time and have some sheesha.

These shops, more than all the coffee shops, should have a well-built ventilation system ventilation system Public health An air system designed to maintain negative pressure and exhaust air properly, to minimize the spread of TB and other respiratory pathogens in a health care facility .

The whole point of my letter was to highlight a case where the Health Ministry should take some action and start checking out all the coffee shops.

This was something they started with, but was never taken seriously and thus we still have all these coffee shops running.

I remember there were many articles and stories about banning sheesha from indoor coffee shops, so I guess it's time It's Time was a successful political campaign run by the Australian Labor Party (ALP) under Gough Whitlam at the 1972 election in Australia. Campaigning on the perceived need for change after 23 years of conservative (Liberal Party of Australia) government, Labor put forward a  that they went ahead with some action, as this is totally against health measures.

Rabih Dib

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