People have died from tobacco-related diseases since the opening of the first FCTC working group on 28 October 1999.
- Published on 04 June 2010
Syria is the first Arab state to instigate a ban on smoking in public places, which also includes the nargile or hubble-bubble (hookah or water) pipe.
As of last month, people are not allowed to smoke in restaurants, cafés, educational institutions, health centres, sports halls, cinemas and theatres, and on public transport.
- Published on 25 November 2009
Smokers support bans to prohibit smoking in the workplace, according to a new survey.
The international poll of nearly 5,000 people by research institute RTI International and Harris Interactive showed that nearly three-quarters of workers who smoke and 87 percent of employers support a smoke-free work environment.
Full story on Reuters’ website.
- Published on 04 November 2009
An inland state of south-western Nigeria, Osun, has banned smoking in public spaces. The ban carries penalties a three to six months jail term and or fines between N10, 000 to N250, 000 (roughly $US66.00 - $US1650.00).
- Published on 02 November 2009
Syria’s president recently announced the country will ban smoking in public places within the next six months – adding the nation to the increasing anti-smoking trend in Arab countries.