30 May, 2006

Qat Kills!

Just a few days ago, I wrote on the very destructive effects of Khat on health and society in general - and the dangers smokers pose not only to themselves but to non- smokers too; and now this. Do we still need more to be said about the dangers of khat. Doctors have issued a warning about severe heart problems associated with chewing Khat leaves. Smoking and drinking, are still greater health hzards; but so is chewing khat!

As for smoking: if a developing country like Kenya, can take concrete steps and legally ban smoking in public places; why can't Arab countries do the same? Most of which have much better resources than Kenya?