In Luxembourg, Etienne SchneiderThe Minister of Health, said Wednesday morning that the government had not planned to introduce a ban on smoking on the terrace. A "good" news for smokers who want to continue to grill one on the coffee terraces.
Smoking on the terrace was at the center of a public debate this Wednesday morning, in the Chamber of Deputies, in which the supporters of two reverse petitions clashed.
The arguments of Daniel Reding, who wants to ban smoking on the terrace for "ensure respect for the health of others outside and inside restaurantsDid not convince Etienne Schneider. The Minister of Health has indicated during the debate that the government has not planned to extend the scope of the latest anti-smoking law of 2017, says Nancy Arendt, the chair of the Committee on Petitions. "He relied on a WHO report that did not advocate such a ban."She says.
On the other hand, Horesca, who participated in the debate in support of Maria Carella, the petitioner in favor of maintaining the right to smoke on the terrace, proposed to make a gesture. The Federation, which brings together restaurant owners and coffee makers, wants to encourage them to "think about the best way to respond to any requests from their customers, such as installing smoking and non-smoking areas on their terraces", Explain François Koepp, general secretary.
source : Lessentiel.lu/