For the past week, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has been sending out text messages warning of the dangers of smoking.
People across the country who received the messages questioned their timing and excessiveness. The messages felt out of place and were not accompanied by an official pre-announced anti-smoking campaign.
Yet in the midst of an all-out pandemic, economic crisis, and overall national instability, especially after the destructive and deadly Beirut explosion, there’s a daily reminder that smoking is harmful…
Here are some spot-on reactions to the anti-smoking text messages on Lebanese Twitter.
Inspiring a countereffect:
It’s so bad some people even blocked the MoPH…
Calling out more corruption and criticizing MoPH’s priorities:
Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.