24 October 2016Last updated


UAE to push for blanket ban on smoking in public spaces

National committee to propose abolition of designated smoking areas

1 Jun 2016 | 10:45 am
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The UAE is pushing for a blanket ban on smoking in public spaces which will see the removal of designated smoking areas in malls, restaurants, workplaces and other public areas, an official said on Tuesday.

The National Tobacco Control Committee of the UAE will make a proposal to amend the Federal Tobacco Control Law and its bylaws for making public spaces 100 per cent smoke-free, Dr Wedad Al Maidour, a member of the committee and the head of Tobacco Control Programme at the Ministry of Health and Prevention, told reporters.

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