Italy to ban smoking in cars with pregnant women

| October 19, 2015

Italy’s cabinet last week approved the introduction of a ban on tobacco smoking in cars in the presence of children or pregnant women, according to an ANSA story.

Other measures to be introduced include a ban on smoking in the vicinity of paediatric hospitals and clinics, and of gynaecology, paediatric, obstetric and neonatal wards.

And the new measures include tougher penalties for people found selling tobacco products, electronic cigarettes or tobacco and nicotine next-generation products to minors.

The new provisions, which include those aimed at bringing Italy into line with the new EU Tobacco Products Directive, such as the application to tobacco products packaging of bigger graphic health warnings, are expected to become law by Christmas.

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