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Romania plans tough antismoking laws

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7093.1501l (Published 24 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1501
  1. Tudor P Toma
  1. Romania

    The Romanian government is planning far reaching legislation against smoking, including a ban on smoking in public places and even while driving. In Romania some 46% of men and 15% of women smoke, and smoking is still seen as harmless and fashionable.

    Under the plans put forward for public debate anyone found smoking in a public place could be fined 25% of their monthly income. A public place is defined as town centres, state institutions, restaurants, cultural and …

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