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Smoking hurts.........

Posted by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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Smoking hurts on Saudi airline

by Tom Johansmeyer   Feb 4th 2009 @ 2:00PM

For a smoker, nothing is more miserable than staring down a long flight without being able to light up. As if air travel isn't enough of a chore, various regulations and health nuts have taken away our preferred coping mechanism. A Sudanese man fought back ... and paid dearly.

According to the Daily Mail, the passenger lit a cigarette on a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight from Qurayyat to Jeddah. The cabin crew repeatedly asked that he put out the coffin nail, and he refused. So, when the plane touched down, he was arrested.

Saying sorry wasn't enough.

Though he apologized in court and presented evidence that he was in a smoking cessation program, the perp was sentenced to 30 lashes. Hey, the judge wanted to prove a point. And, it could have been worse. Last April, another in-flight smoker was sentenced to 50.

Not only does smoking kill ... it hurts like hell.

Though many human rights organizations condemn this form of punishment, it is quite common for a number of offenses, from adultery to being alone with a non-relative of the opposite sex. Some crimes can lead to thousands of lashes, but they are meted out in batches of 50 over a period of months.

What gets you 1,000 lashes? I don't know, but I suspect a post-coital cig after joining the mile-high club would put you in the running.
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theQueenB
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 11:49 AM

good grief! i cannot believe that lashing is still an acceptable punishment in some places!

:(  thats horrible!




 


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zellie399
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 11:50 AM

laughingI hope he enjoyed that puff he had... how stupid can you be... there is signs that say you cant smoke on a plane.... maybe he just couldn't read or something...lol.... 

babysmama03
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 11:51 AM

OUCH i bet that helped him quit smoking lol

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drinkme8184
by on Feb. 5, 2009 at 11:52 AM

yeah i pretty much agree.  If your asked to put it out, and you dont, then you have to deal with the punishment.

Quoting zellie399:

laughingI hope he enjoyed that puff he had... how stupid can you be... there is signs that say you cant smoke on a plane.... maybe he just couldn't read or something...lol.... 


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