Drugs advisory group decides against banning qat in UK | Politics | The Guardian I don't chew Khat, and to be honest I haven't been impressed with the people that I have met who do (but then I don't meet nice people often). So. in the opinion of this educated and experienced forum - Qat. Should we ban it in this country? The Guardian puts the headline of : Well the last drugs expert to go against SHMBO was fired (as was Keith Hellawell). It seems a bad idea to disagree with the Home Office. (Maybe that's me being cycnical).