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“Banning smoking is a civilized phenomenon”

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Progressive Iraqi leaders and conservative Sunnis Muslim leaders can finally agree on … a smoking ban!, Washington Post reports. Says Sunni lawmaker Saleh al-Mutlak, who “laughed when he heard about the bill”:

“Banning smoking is a civilized phenomenon, but we are not in a psychological state and civilized situation that would justify that,” he said. “The government has a wild imagination, and it is trying to delude the world into thinking that there are no problems left in the country other than smoking.”


Written by Elizabeth

August 7, 2009 at 9:16 am

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  1. ….but does Iraq have laws to protect its teens from the dangers of sexting? _Where are their priorities???_


    August 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm

  2. Millions of Iraqi teens could be sexting while smoking!


    August 11, 2009 at 9:12 am

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