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EU commissioner pursues smoking ban in enclosed public spaces for Europe

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5708 (Published 13 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5708
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. 1Heidelberg

The new European commissioner is making a major effort to introduce a smoking ban in enclosed public spaces in all member countries. In an interview with the German daily newspaper Die Welt (11 October 2010) health commissioner John Dalli announced that he would take much stronger action against smoking and introduce plans for new legislation in 2011.

He has said that partial smoking bans in public places should be better enforced and extended …

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