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Luxembourg MPs approve smoking ban

Luxembourg MPs approve smoking ban - no smoking in public bars and cafés from January 1, Protected content

6 MPs have voted in favor of a law banning smoking in public bars and cafés
in Luxembourg, removing the last hurdle for a smoking ban in the country.

The bill, which was drawn up by Luxembourg Minister of Health, Mars Di
Bartolomeo, was opposed by just four MPs.

Opponents included Anne Brasseur and Carlo Wagner of the DP and Gast
Giberyen and Fernand Kartheiser of the ADR.

They called the law a case of “excessive state interference in the private
life of the population and an obstacle to the freedom of trade."

The vote marks the final hurdle, besides some administrative processes, in
getting the smoking ban enforced in Luxembourg. It means that there will be
no smoking in public bars and cafés from January 1, Protected content .

Translated from an article by Charline Lebrun

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