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More smoking bans planned for Oman

| May 21, 2014

The Muscat Governorate plans to extend a ban on smoking tobacco in public places, according to a story in the Times of Oman.

The governorate is a region of Oman that includes the country’s capital, also known as Muscat.

Smoking has been banned since April 2010 in enclosed public places such as shopping malls, cafés and restaurants, but the extended ban would include places such as beaches and parks.

A report by the Ministry of Health was said to have shown that almost 70 percent of the sultanate’s residents suffered from some kind of curable disease related to smoking.

Category: Breaking News

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