Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Quebec Might Tighten Smoking Laws

According to the Conseil quebecois sue le tabac et la sante, 40 per cent of Montreal smokers smoke in cars with children present. Photograph by: Mark Blinch , Reuters

From The Montreal Gazette:

Ponders banning lighting up in cars with kids under 16.

The Quebec government is considering banning smoking in cars when children under age 16 are present, an aide to Quebec Health Minister Yves Bolduc says.

Marie-Ève Bédard told The Gazette Tuesday that Bolduc is “particularly favourable” to such a measure, which wouldn’t take effect until May 2010, by which time the current anti-tobacco law is to have been reviewed and updated.

Bolduc is meeting with public health officials this week to review the anti-tobacco law and its application before deciding what new measures might be added, she said.

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