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EC congratulates Lisbon on smoking stance

by TPN/ Lusa, in Regional · 18-05-2017 15:39:00 · 0 Comments

European commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis, who is in charge of health and food safety, congratulated the Portuguese parliament this week for debating more restrictive tobacco measures and said the EC was concerned with the new tobacco products.

EC congratulates Lisbon on smoking stance

In a letter sent to the Portuguese parliamentary health committee, Vytenis Andriukaitis said that the discussion (to alter the current Portuguese tobacco law) was “an effective application of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control signed by the European Union (EU) and Portugal, that calls governments’ attention to protection against tobacco smoke”.
Portuguese MPs have been debating alterations to the tobacco law regarding new tobacco products and whether they should be considered to be the same as regular tobacco and to restrict smoking near the entrances of schools and hospitals.
At a first vote in the health committee, the first idea passed but MPs rejected the limitations on smoking near schools and hospitals.

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