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|‘Watered-down’ amendment banning smoking in some outdoor public places could be tougher, say public health experts.|
Jump to full article: Jerusalem Post, 2012-05-03
Author: JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
The Israel Cancer Association both congratulated MKs on Wednesday for increasing the types of places where smoking will be prohibited, and expressed disappointment that the legislation had been watered down.
The amendment to no-smoking laws, approved by the Knesset’s Labor, Social Affairs and Health Committee and implemented by order, makes it illegal to light up cigarettes and other tobacco products at outdoor performances; within 10 meters of entrances to hospitals and clinics; or in bus and train stations, swimming pools, indoor stadiums, outdoor wedding locations, swimming pools, public shelters; and in other outdoor locations.
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