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Spain Hopes to Pass New Anti-Smoking Law Next Year

by VR Sreeraman on  December 15, 2009 at 1:15 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Spain's government said Monday it hopes to pass a law next year to ban smoking in enclosed public places such as bars and restaurants.

Health Minister Trinidad Jimenez said there is a "very large consensus" for such a move.
 Spain Hopes to Pass New Anti-Smoking Law Next Year
Spain Hopes to Pass New Anti-Smoking Law Next Year
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"The problem is not smoking in public places, but in enclosed public places," she told RAC1 radio.

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Spain already has an anti-smoking law in force since January 2006, less restrictive that in other European countries, which bans smoking in the workplace and on public transport but only partially in bars and restaurants.

Jimenez said in August that the government wants to introduce a total ban on smoking in public places, but did not indicate when such a measure might be imposed.

Source: AFP
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