"Arabs love to smoke" Top 5 Page for this destination Qatar Shopping Tip by Ewingjr98
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Maybe it's because they grow up smoking hookahs filled with argilah, but Arabs love to smoke. The stores are full of cigarettes, mostly American brands like Winston. In the Qatar Duty Free stores, cigarettes take up a huge amount of the floor space, and here you will see lots of Arabs stocking up on fags.
World Health Organization studies show that 77 percent of Yemeni men, 51 percent of Syrian men, 48 percent of Jordanian men, 46 percent of Lebanese men, 37 percent of Qatari men, and 30 percent of Kuwaiti men smoke. In comparison, under 20 percent of Americans smoke cigarettes.
Qatar Duty Free is run by Qatar Air, the national airline of the country. Which means your cigarette money goes back to the Emir.
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