In less than two weeks, law 174 which prohibits smoking in closed, public spaces (that includes taxis, peeps!) will go into effect in Lebanon.

Ahead of the ban, IndyACT and the Tobacco Free Initiative have set up three giant clocks in Beirut, Byblos and Tyre to mark the countdown to the September 3 enforcement of law 174.

Below, a quick guide to restaurants committed to the smoking ban courtesy of the folks over at the Law 174 Facebook group (Note: many of these places have outdoor spaces where smoking is still allowed).

Let the war on smoking begin…

[Post-Edit: Not mentioned in the graphic, but should be included is Kampai Restaurant]

A Guide to (Indoor) Smoke-Free Restaurants in Beirut

(Image via Law 174 on


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