EC gives options for reducing smoking in Europe

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 08 February 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:276
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    The European Commission has stepped up its campaign against tobacco by issuing a consultative green paper that gives possible ways to promote smoke-free environments throughout Europe.

    The options range from doing nothing, through voluntary measures, to binding legislation. Markos Kyprianou, the European Union health commissioner and author of the initiative, has made clear his personal preference.

    “I would like to see a comprehensive complete ban operating everywhere in Europe. This would bring the biggest benefits to society as a whole. It would be easier to enforce and control and would put everyone …

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