Chatter: Arabs & smoking


Tobacco companies have been acting unethically in the Middle East for decades, according to the World Health Organization. (Amer Taleb)

     Major tobacco companies have been acting with “unethical behavior” and using deceptive advertising in the Middle East since at least the 1970’s, according to the World Health Organization.  Another report says more than half of Syrian males smoke and nearly 80 percent of Yemeni men use tobacco.

     Why is smoking such a serious problem for Arabs? What are the impacts on society?

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