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France to ban smoking on beaches, public places

Updated on: 28 November,2023 05:56 PM IST  |  Paris
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France will ban smoking on all beaches, in public parks, forests and some other public areas

France to ban smoking on beaches, public places

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France will ban smoking on all beaches, in public parks, forests and some other public areas as part of a national anti-tobacco plan presented by the health minister on Tuesday.


Tobacco products cause 75,000 avoidable deaths a year in France, Minister of Health and Prevention Aurelien Rousseau said on BFM television. The government will introduce legislation at the start of next year to enlarge the scope of places where fines can be levied for smoking, he said.


Beaches, parks, around schools - lots of places had started these experiments and now, it's true, we're heading to a general rule to show our determination, he said.
Legislators also intend to outlaw single-use disposable e-cigarettes, with an initial vote on a draft law to ban them expected in the National Assembly next month.


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