Smokers in Italy increasedPeople, Wednesday, August 01, 2012 15:42:24
Smokers in Italy were two million more in 2009 than in 2008, said the head of the Cancer Department of the Milan hospital "Humanitas" Armando Santoro. "At the end of 2009 in Italy there are 13 million smokers (25.9% of the population) - 7.1 million men and 5.9 million women," said Santoro, quoted by ANSA news agency.
He said the increase in the number of smokers has happened evenly throughout the year, once registered suspend the entry into force of the law against smoking in January 10th, 2005 Only the lives of smokers continues to be compounded across Europe. The British government has passed a law similar to that in Italy. In France the law on smoking in bars and restaurants, passed almost 15 years ago, was supplemented with new bans. France is one of the first countries in Europe, adopted a law separating smokers in well ventilated compartments. In practice, little cafes and restaurants offering special room for smokers.
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