Archive for the 'Quit Smoking Europe' Category

France Faces up to Smoking Ban

Thursday marks an important health and cultural shift for France when a new law comes into force banning smoking in public places. Offices and other public buildings come under the new legislation but cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels and casinos are exempt until 2008. The state is to aid would-be quitters by handing out coupons for […]

German smoking ban bid ‘in chaos’

German plans for a uniform smoking ban in public places appear to be in chaos as Germany’s 16 states fail to agree on common restrictions following the collapse of a nationwide bid, a newspaper has said. “Smoking ban chaos,” the Bild am Sonntag newspaper declared in a headline on Sunday and said there was discord […]

High Support for Smoking Ban in France

Many adults in France are in favour of stricter regulations for the public consumption of tobacco, according to a poll by Ifop. 77 per cent of respondents support the proposal to ban smoking in restaurants. In addition, 66 per cent of respondents are in favour of a smoking ban in cafes, bars and brasseries, and […]

Minimum Smoking Age Limit to Rise to 18 in Scotland

The legal age of smoking in Scotland should be raised from 16 to 18, a team of experts is to tell Holyrood. Dr Laurence Gruer, who is director of public health for NHS Scotland, has proposed the move along with other medical practitioners. Health minister Andy Kerr described the plan as “an important step forward” […]

Cyprus has Worst Smoker Levels in Europe

CYPRUS is one of the worst countries in the EU when it comes to smoking levels.” That was the verdict of EU Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou, who was yesterday in Nicosia’s Eleftheria Square as part of the EU’s anti-smoking campaign, HELP – For a Life Without Tobacco. “More worrying is the fact that smoking is […]