Campaigners for full smoking ban in Germany flag up workers’ rights

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 28 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3454
  1. Ned Stafford
  1. 1Hamburg

    Supporters of a complete ban on smoking in Germany’s pubs and restaurants have started a new public relations offensive to convince politicians to enact a uniform national ban similar to the stringent smoke free laws in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

    The German Cancer Research Centre kicked off the campaign on 22 June by publishing a new report analysing the effects of non-uniform partial smoking bans enacted over the past three years by Germany’s 16 states.

    On the positive side, the report notes that partial bans have improved “air quality in public places” and have increased the proportion …

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