Anti-smoking law in effect in Panama
A law that prohibits smoking in public and private establishments went into effect today in Panama, with severe fines for business owners who violate the law.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Health Minister Rosario Turner estimates that 2,500 persons die in Panama each year from tobacco-related illnesses.
Congress has passed the Tabacco Control Act, which regulates advertising and tabacco consumption.
On Monday, February 21st, a law prohibiting smoking in enclosed public and private places came into effect.
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