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JAD calls on government to follow up smoking ban.

Summary: The anti-drug organization Youth against Drugs (JAD) called on the government Tuesday to apply more stringent measures on the sale of tobacco to minors.

BEIRUT: The anti-drug organization Youth against Drugs (JAD) called on the government Tuesday to apply more stringent measures on the sale of tobacco to minors. JAD also urged all Lebanese to adhere to the smoking ban in public places, which came into effect on Sept. 3, saying the law has come years too late, the National News Agency reported. According to the NNA, JAD issued a statement stressing "the need to hurry in implementing the remaining stages of the law, increasing taxes on tobacco, and drafting a law that organizes the selling of tobacco." JAD asked people to implement the law and called on smokers whose health has been affected to press charges against tobacco companies. JAD asked parents not to be lenient with their children on the issue of smoking.

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Publication:The Daily Star (Beirut, Lebanon)
Date:Sep 5, 2012
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