Ahmad at 360 East drew my attention to some good news in Jordan. According to Alghad [Arabic], fines for smoking in public will increase to a minimum of 100 JD ($140) and a maximum of 1000 JD ($1400) rather than the previous minimum of 25 JD ($35) and maximum of 500 JD ($700).

Believe it or not, this will include airports! Does this mean my constant battles at Queen Alia Airport will eventually come to an end? Part of me, wholeheartedly, wants to believe this but I’m still skeptical. The last time I tried to complain about smoking at the airport I was accused of being "too American." Let’s wait and see!