People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
Lebanon's ban on smoking in all closed public spaces went into force on Monday. It includes coffee shops, restaurants and bars, as well as banning tobacco advertisements.
The number of smokers in Lebanon is among the highest in the region and cancer-related illnesses directly linked to tobacco are rising at a rapid rate, health professionals say.
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