BELGIUM: Prohibition of the sale of cigarettes to less than 18 years!

BELGIUM: Prohibition of the sale of cigarettes to less than 18 years!

Tobacco is now prohibited for sale to minors in Belgium. Since 1er January 2019, it was the last country in the European Union to allow it.


A FIRST STEP BUT "THE WORK IS FAR FROM COMPLETING"!


«Since the January 1er 2019, Belgium was the only country in the European Union where young people under the age of 18 could still buy cigarettes The Alliance for a Tobacco Free Society said in a statement.

In Belgium, the House unanimously adopted this Thursday, except the Open VLD which abstained, a bill to ban the sale of tobacco to minors, while it was for the moment allowed to minors over 16 years. " The Alliance for a Tobacco Free Society is pleased with these measures, but the work is far from over Responded the Alliance for a Tobacco Free Society.

The Chamber has also approved a bill to prohibit smoking by car when there are children on board. " This step brings us even closer to a first generation without tobacco ", welcomes Association. "However, do not conclude that the policy has finished its work, quite the contrary! An effective tobacco control policy requires a set of measures to prevent young people becoming addicted and to help smokers quit. »

source : Lavoixdunord.fr

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