FranceBMJ 1998; 316 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7133.723p (Published 07 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:723
- Alexander Dorozynski
Smoking in public is declining in France, albeit slowly. Legislation introduced in 1992 to ban tobacco advertising, restrict smoking in many public places, and create no-smoking areas in restaurants and cafes was at first scorned, largely ignored, and only exceptionally enforced.
Lawsuits, however, have managed to trigger a reduction in tobacco advertising, and symbolic court victories by antismoking groups suing railway stations and other public transport facilities have had some effect.
The ban on smoking in the Paris …
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