Business as usual for smoke-free places

Stanley, Sheila
December 2006
Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Dec2006, Vol. 84 Issue 12, p3
Academic Journal
The article reports on the implementation of ban on passive smoking in public places worldwide. It is believed that Ireland was the first country to impose strict rules that prohibits smoking in public places particularly those in the hospitality industry. This ban was followed with the introduction of laws restricting smoking in public places by other countries. The ban also offers several advantages especially its effect to individual's health and the environment. It promotes a safety environment towards staff members and to the customers. The tobacco industry has developed alternatives to tobacco smoking that enables smoking in smoke-free environments. However, the World Health Organization stressed that exposure to tobacco smoking does not cater positive effect to human health.


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