Khat was banned in UK in June 2014
If these rumours become true than it would be a disaster point for the Somalis living the united kingdom.
khat consumption related diseases are common among the Somalis. These include throat, stomach and lung cancers, dental plague and mental illness.
|Man chewing Khat drug - Web image|
Khat affects the health of the consumers mainly from the Horn of Africa and the Arabian peninsula particularly Yemen. But this may spread to the EU countries very soon because of the integration of khat consumers into the main societies in Europe. The white population had started consuming khat in England just before the ban. The problem may then spread to the wider population.
"The problem lies especially within the Somali community, which is much larger than the Kenyan or Yemeni communities within our country," wrote an MP during a debate on banning khat few years ago.
|Man chewing Harare khat - Web image|
The NHS has also been relieved of the massive expenditure on treatment of khat drug related diseases after the ban
Britain should not lift the ban on khat because the largest khat consuming community in the EU lives in UK..
We call upon the governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands not to allow the import, trade and consumption of khat.