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Smoking bans world wide

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Smoking ban New York:
May 23, 2011|By Jordana Ossad, CNN
Smokers in New York City looking to light up in most public places will not be able to without paying a price after an outdoor citywide smoking ban takes effect Monday.

The law, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed in February after it was passed by the New York City Council, will make smoking illegal in New York City’s 1,700 parks and on the city’s 14 miles of public beaches. Smoking will also be prohibited in pedestrian plazas like Times Square.
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-05-23/us/new.york.smoking.ban_1_smoking-on-public-beaches-smoking-ban-secondhand-smoke?_s=PM:US

Ontario’s ban of smoking took, effective May 31, 2006 http://www.hrmguide.net/canada/law/ontario/smoking-ban.htm,
http://www.suite101.com/content/smoking-ban-for-ontario-drivers-with-children-a92805
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2010/10/06/ontario-teen-cigarette-ban.html

Los Angeles:
Starting Tuesday March 8 2011, it will be illegal to smoke in  outdoor dining areas throughout Los Angeles, including at restaurant patios and around mobile food trucks.

Bars, nightclubs and buildings hosting private events are exempt from  the policy. Those who violate the smoking ban — diners and business owners  alike — face fines up to $500.

The state already prohibits lighting up inside restaurants and bars. The city is expanding the smoking ban to within 10 feet of outdoor dining areas,  including food courts; and within 40 feet of food kiosks, food cars and mobile  food trucks.
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Outdoor-Smoking-Ban-Starts-Tuesday-117581074.html

Spain smoking ban
2. Januar 2011 – The ban – one of the strictest in Europe – outlaws smoking in all  in any enclosed public space, bars and restaurants. Smokers will also be prohibited on television broadcasts, near hospitals or in school playgrounds. The old law The anti-smoking rules introduced in 2006 outlawed smoking in the workplace.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11593698
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12104056
(Nor) http://www.abcnyheter.no/verden/110102/streng-roykelov-trer-i-kraft-i-spania

Argentine smoking ban
1. June 2011 – The law bans smoking in indoor work spaces, schools, hospitals, museums, clubs and public transportation systems. It also places strict limits on the sale, advertising and promotion of cigarettes in these and other places while forcing tobacco companies to put warning labels on cigarette packages.
http://www.argentinepost.com/2011/06/argentina-approves-nationwide-smoking-ban.html

Bhutan smoking ban
21. April 2011 – Bhutan bans smoking in public places, and prohibits growing or importing tobacco. Starting in January, it made tobacco smuggling punishable by three years in prison.
http://www.pri.org/stories/health/global-health/tough-smoking-laws-in-bhutan3457.html

New Zealand smoking ban
The first building in the world to have a smoke-free policy was the Old Government Building in Wellington, New Zealand in 1876. 1988  the 16 age limit began to be enforced, in 1997 the age restriction was increased to 18 years. 1990 restricting cigarette smoking in places such as workplaces and schools. Smoking on domestic flights was banned in 1988 and all international flights from 1996. 2004 covers all indoor public workplaces and inside hospitality venues (pubs, bars, nightclubs, charted club bars, restaurants and casinos). Cigarette advertising was banned on TV and radio in 1963, cinemas and billboards from 1971 and print media from 1990 tobacco sponsorship and tobacco signage banned from outside shops was banned in 1995. The sale of single cigarettes where banned from 1998 and cigarettes required to be sold in packs of no less than 20. (Wikipedia)

NZ Gov. – On 3 December 2003, an amendment to the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 was passed. The amendment (the Smoke-free Environments Amendment Act 2003), required, among other things that:
The buildings and grounds of schools and early childhood centres became smokefree from 1 January 2004. Licensed premises (bars, restaurants, cafes, sports clubs, casinos) became smokefree indoors from 10 December 2004 . Other workplaces became smokefree indoors from 10 December 2004 – including offices, factories, warehouses, work canteens and ‘smoko’ rooms.
The display of tobacco products in retail outlets was restricted, and a ‘smoking kills’ sign erected near the display from 10 December 2004
herbal smoking products were included in smoking bans
the access of those under 18 years of age to smoking products was further restricted.
http://www.moh.govt.nz/smokefreelaw
http://www.no-smoke.org/learnmore.php?dp=d14%7Cd35%7Cp215
New Zealand ban smoking throughout the country’s prisons from 1 July 2011.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10432294

Egypt smoking ban
Egypt, the biggest Arab consumer of cigarettes, is beginning an attempt to ban smoking in public places. Alexandria on the northern Mediterranean coast is to become the country’s first no smoking city, beginning with a ban on lighting up in government buildings.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10280900

Syria smoking ban
2010 – Syria ban on smoking in public places, such as restaurants and cafes, educational institutions, health centres, sports halls, cinemas and theatres and on public transport. Workers must not smoke during meetings and businesses need to provide well-ventilated areas for smokers. The restrictions include the nargile, or hubble-bubble pipe, which is popular among locals and tourists.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8634411.stm

This was a quick search on Google: smoking ban
http://www.google.no/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=no&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ACAW_noNO371NO428&q=smoking+ban

Smoking ban world wide by Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_smoking_bans

I’m not the only one liking and wanting smoking ban. :)

Author: Annelie

I like canoeing, photographing, friends, movies, food, humor, and going on trips. I dislike rudeness, dishonesty, violence, nastyness, and people not caring for others. I do not drink much, I do not smoke and I do not do drugs. I love friends who are kind to me and stick with me. If you want to give me a gift, the best gift is to stop smoking and stop using fragranced products. Then you give me health and that dear friend, is the best gift a person can get. It is a gift of love. I got asthma and I am hearing disabled.

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