France To Get Tougher On Smokers

By Hans Esser, for 30 September, 2014

France is planning a number of measures to discourage smoking, including new restrictions on where smoking is allowed and on packaging.

Under the proposals, announced by France's Minister of Health, Marisol Touraine, it will be illegal to smoke in children's play areas or in cars carrying children younger than 12 years old. E-cigarettes would also be banned in "certain" public places. Other measures include mandatory plain packaging, a ban on adverts for e-cigarettes, and a public awareness campaign.

Touraine said she hopes to create the first generation of non-smokers with measures to reduce young peoples' contact with smoke.

The plans form part of France's National Program to Reduce Smoking, launched recently and to run until 2019.

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