Ethiopia passes law banning smoking in public

Addis Ababa, 22 January 2014 (WIC)- Ethiopian House of Peoples’ Representatives pass a new tobacco control proclamation.     

The proclamation prohibits smoking in public places and it also includes putting enormous taxes on and increasing the price of cigarettes. 
The proclamation also enforces for the cigarette packages to have a notifying message as to the health dangers of tobacco.     

Moreover, the proclamation forbids advertising and promoting tobacco products on the media.

Source : Walta information


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