Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Smoking is prohibited at Honduras's Public places

The Honduras government has imposed a ban on smoking at public place including some private places. The implementation at this law would be started from Monday; almost 6 other Latin American countries have already passed anti-tobacco laws.  Health Minister Arturo Bendana said at the time of enjoying a historical event, by this law disease particular cardiovascular diseases would be decreased.
Smoking now would be prohibited in buildings, offices, supermarkets and malls, bars, discotheques, hotels, gyms, public parking lots and public transportation.  If somebody violates this law, he will have to pay a penalty of up to 6,000 dollars. Special booths will be established, however, on some private organizations affected by the steps. The law also bans tobacco promotion.
Uruguay became the first Latin American country and the fifth nation global in March 2006 to forbid smoking in public areas. Colombia, Guatemala, Paraguay and Peru have since go behind suit.
But in some other countries, smoking laws are not matched at the nationwide level, like Argentina, for instance, it is prohibited to smoke in public places in the most crowded province of Buenos.
Aires, but other areas allow it. Smokers in Brazil must also snuff out their cigarettes before entering into eating places, bars and private offices in Sao Paulo and Rio, two main states in the Latin American huge. But the ban is not valid anywhere in the country.

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