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HEALTH LUXEMBOURG – NEW ANTI SMOKING LAW COMES INTO FORCE

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While the Grand Duchy has 1 000 deaths a year from tobacco-related diseases (of which 80 from passive smoking) the new anti-smoking law enters into force in Luxembourg tomorrow 01 August 2017 and with it new cigarettes consumption bans and an alignment of electronic cigarette bans on traditional cigarettes.

The new anti-smoking law provides for :

  • the prohibition of smoking on playgrounds
  • the prohibition of smoking in private vehicles when children under 12 are on board
  • the prohibition of using an electronic cigarette in the same places where the smoking ban applies
  • the ban on the sale of tobacco and electronic cigarettes to children under 18

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