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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.”

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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???_

    Tom_Meyer

    August 10, 2009 at 9:52 pm

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

    Elizabeth

    August 11, 2009 at 9:12 am


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