Eau du ASHTRAY.

Ok, so maybe I’m part of the less than 1% of the population who doesn’t smoke here in Lebanon.  But jeeeeze, I wish that just for once I could go out with out smelling like an ashtray at the end of the night – is that so much to ask?

Apparently it is.

I was reading a couple of local blogs, and there was an anti-smoking initiative organized by the Rotaract club of Beirut called “Ain’t No Smoking Tonight” on October 28th of last year.  That’s right, only for ONE night.  Out of the 35 pubs in Gemmazyeh (a very popular area for bar hopping) that agreed to partake in the initiative, only a few actually stuck to it! Many of them just used the opportunity for free publicity, and allowed people to smoke anyway..

This picture sums up what the Lebanese thought of “Ain’t No Smoking Tonight”

Smoking in Beirut, Lebanon

What a mockery!

This is what local blogger and illustrator, Maya Zankoul, had to say about the night.  She designed the poster above..the images below were taken from her blog.

My new scent – Eau du Ashtray.

How attractive.

2 Comments

Filed under Lebanese nightlife, life in Lebanon, Social Issues in Lebanon

2 responses to “Eau du ASHTRAY.

  1. mounz

    Love it!!
    it is obscenely nasty how much the nightlife is polluted by marlboromanocity… would be nice to get an off night from the cigz.
    anyone feel like picketing?

  2. I HATE coming home reeking of stale cigarette smoke. It’s something that you learn to detest even more when you spend time in a place that actually enforces an indoor smoking ban. I’ve never been to Beirut, but Miami is no better unfortunately.

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