Paraguay bans smoking in all ‘closed public spaces’

April 11th, 2010 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

smoke Asuncion, Apr 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Paraguay has banned smoking in all ‘closed public spaces’, so now the inhabitants of Paraguay can no longer indulge in smoking in the restricted public spaces. Smoking is totally out of bounds in places like restaurants, bars and even shopping malls.

The new law also says that the smokers can no longer light up in closed spaces where people collect together, such as private businesses. And all those organizations that don’t abide by the law, would be fined, according to the Health Ministry. The Paraguay ministry has a noted anti-smoking czar called Victor San Martin, and he said that the no-smoking policy which has the President of Paraguay’s nod as well, is officially in effect since Saturday.

This is not the first time that a country has banned smoking in public spaces, but in reality it has not been strictly put in effect in those countries as well. So now all eyes would be on Paraguay, to see how they are able to enforce the smoking ban strictly all across the country, and esp. in private businesses.

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