The curse of qat (Community).
I saw a picture entitled, "Chinese Opium Smokers," attached here for your readers. As I am a British citizen of ethnic Chinese origin, the recent opening of the Beijing Olympic Games and my memories of this picture add poignant meaning to one's national self-respect.
The Chinese were poisoned and many undoubtedly had to accept that they themselves were responsible for this self-poisoning. I'd hate to see your people and your nation suffer the same way China and the Chinese did, as it took more than 100 years to recover.
I hope that with appropriate measures by your nation's leaders, including raising awareness about the various harms to qat users, you can avoid lasting damage....
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|Publication:||Yemen Times (Sana'a, Yemen)|
|Date:||Feb 8, 2009|
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