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EC congratulates Lisbon on smoking debate

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 16-05-2017 07:37:00 · 1 Comments

European commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, who is in charge of the health and food safety area, congratulated the Portuguese parliament on Monday for debating more restrictive tobacco measures and said the EC was concerned with the new tobacco products.

EC congratulates Lisbon on smoking debate

 

In a letter sent to the Portuguese parliamentary health committee, Vytenis Andriukaitis said that the discussion (to alter the current Portuguese tobacco law) was “an effective application of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control signed by the European Union (EU) and Portugal that calls governments’ attention for protection against tobacco smoke”.

 

Portuguese MPs have been debating alterations to the tobacco law regarding new tobacco products and whether they should be considered to be the same as regular tobacco and to restrict smoking rear the entrances of schools and hospitals.

 

At a first vote in the health committee the first idea passed but MPs rejected the limitations on smoking near schools and hospitals.

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Long way to go in the Algarve. At Julio Dantas school in Lagos it's common for the teachers to go on a smoke break with the students outside the perimeter of the school. That's a great lesson for the kids.
by Athur Grogan from Algarve on 16-05-2017 12:17:00

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