Vice Squad
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Irish Smoking Ban Slated For March 29

The slightly delayed ban on smoking in most workplaces in Ireland is now scheduled to come into effect on March 29 of this year. Most notably, smoking will be prohibited in pubs and restaurants, a' la New York City. According to the linked article, Norway will introduce a similar ban on June 1.

Vice Squad noted the Irish smoking ban in the past. I do not object in principle to some strict regulations on public smoking, but a complete workplace ban goes too far: such a ban is too imposing on those adults who choose to smoke, I believe.

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