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Last Updated: Thursday, 21 July, 2005, 08:05 GMT 09:05 UK
States votes for work smoking ban
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Tobacco firms claim the ban could cost the island millions of pounds
Smoking is to be banned in virtually all places of work in Jersey within the next few years.

The States voted for a blanket ban in indoor workplaces and new restrictions on advertising tobacco products locally and where vending machines can be put.

It means smokers will be unable to light up in restaurants, anywhere which serves food and any indoor workplaces - probably within three years.

Tobacco companies have called for the proposals to be reconsidered.

Channel Islands Tobacco Importers Association say about 25% of visitors to the islands are smokers and millions of pounds could be lost by the ban.


SEE ALSO:
States could extend smoking law
24 Jun 05 |  Jersey
Little interest over smoking ban
22 Jun 05 |  Guernsey


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