Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon speaks a press conference, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015.
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Lebanon's anti-smoking ban is largely being upheld, Tourism Minister Michel Pharaon said Friday in response to remarks by Health Minister Wael Abu Faour, who complained a day earlier that the law was being violated.Pharaon rejected Abu Faour's call for "raids," saying that the prevalence of smoking in Lebanese restaurants and the widespread popularity of nargileh would make the implementation of the ban difficult. He noted that many restaurant and bar owners had raised concerns about such issues when the law was being drafted and deliberated on in Parliament.
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