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Smokers in Honduras, Beware: Your Family Can Report You for Lighting Up at Home  

Jump to full article: Time Magazine Blogs, 2011-02-22
Author: Megan Gibson


If you're a smoker in Honduras and your family hates it, we have some bad news for you. (But good news for your lungs!)

A new law was enacted Monday that cracks down on the those who light up. Smoking is now banned in most public and private spaces, and while it's still legal to smoke inside your home, family and guests have the right to file a formal complaint with the police if they don't enjoy the secondhand smoke.

(More on TIME.com: Does smoking cause hypertension in kids? Hint: Yes) . . .

Then again, considering how aggravating and dangerous secondhand smoke can be and how high the fine is, perhaps the new laws will make smokers think twice before lighting up around their loved ones.

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