As many already know, The Avenues mall was first to announce they were the first non-smoking mall in Kuwait, which was far from the truth. It was more like the first non-smoking mall in Kuwait that offered you ashtrays when you lit a cigarette. There newest approach in tackling smoking inside their mall makes no sense at all.
They installed open booths, that can’t be closed with no ventilation. It’s like the avenues install a pool, then highlighted a designated spot where you can pee on. Just like how the pee will eventually fill up the pool regardless, so will the smoke inside the mall. I have no idea why they think there’s a solution in-between smoking and non-smoking.
Update: I was misinformed about the ventilation, haven’t tried them myself as I don’t but they seem to have ventilation? Some mentioned they don’t, some said they did. Which isn’t that helpful when the door itself doesn’t close.
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