Saturday, May 27, 2006

less smoking

My own on the street evidence suggests otherwise but according to El Pais today, the new anti smoking law introduced at the start of the year is working. sales are down 6.4% by volume for the first four months and were down 13% in April alone.

The ban allows small bars to opt to ban smoking (I see very few that have) and forces larger ones to provide a no smoking area. Smoking in the workplace and in public buildings has been banned, the sale of cigarettes has been restricted to tobacconists and vending machines and tobacco taxes and duties have been increased.

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