– Law 174 facebook’s page just announced that Mr Fadel contacted them saying that as soon as he heard about the situation, he gave extremely strict directives for smoking to be absolutely banned in all indoor areas at ABC. Good news!
It is a bit hypocrite in my opinion to be an awareness leader on one health issue, and break the law by ignoring another. This is the current case of ABC mall that is promoting awareness on breast cancer, but has recently re-become a smoking place, a clear infraction of Law 174 that bans smoking in all closed public spaces (e.g. governmental buildings, airport, schools, public transport, malls, restaurants, bars, pubs, nightclubs), mandates health warnings on tobacco product packages, and bans all forms of tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship. [full text of the law]
I am sure that the direction of ABC knows that the law exists, after all the CEO of ABC Group is Mr. Robert Fadel, a member of our “illegal” parliament, and if my memory serves me well he was among the MPs who signed and pushed for the Law 174 to pass.
After several lengthy complaints from the visitors of the Mall, ABC thanked them for their feedback and promised to address the issue:
-For those who will say: Cava, hala2, we have a million thing to worry about, ma kella cigara-I will say, I know that we have shit load of stuff to worry about: Our security, DAESH, Nicolas Fattouch, Ontornet, women’s right, racist & homophobic police and people… but that doesn’t make it okay to a label a law silly or unimportant and then break it… NOT OKAY!