Responding to Why is qat a drug? [Archives:2005/803/Letters to the Editor]

January 3 2005

Abdulaziz Alkebsy
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I would like to respond to Ashwaq Al-Gose, who wrote a letter to the editor saying that Qat is a nasty drug, if you are in doubt that qat not being a drug, just wake up and smell the coffee, i.e., see what it has done to Yemen. Qat is a type of narcotic, which is banned in USA, and most of the European Union except UK. Look how backward Yemen is because of qat. Even the gulf countries banned it and they have achieved some sort of development. It is time to get rid of this cancer which has destroyed the people, the economy and scarce water and the wealth of the country.