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Caught on tape: Woman defiantly smokes on Lebanese airline

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A video of a defiant woman smoking on a Lebanese airline has gone viral by making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday.

The video, which has been viewed over 75,000 times by Saturday evening, shows a woman puffing on a cigarette on a Middle East Airlines (MEA) flight when a cabin attendant approaches her demanding she put it out.

“People are not obliged [to breathe in the smoke]. I am being very calm with you… please put out the cigarette,” the flight attendant told the woman.

When the woman refused to stop smoking, the flight attendant said she was going to call the captain.

“Go call him. Go call everyone and come here,” said the defiant woman as she continued to smoke.

According to Live Leak, the captain was briefed on the incident and the woman was taken into custody upon landing. However, it was not clear where the plane was headed.

It is prohibited to smoke on all MEA flights.