Guatemalan Anti Tobacco Law will take effect on February 20th
Decree 74-2009 will take effect on February 20th, and will forbid to smoke in any closed public space, among them restaurants, workplaces, and any kind of mass transportation vehicles.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Prensalibre.com publishes: "The Law for the Creation of Tobacco Smoke Free Spaces contemplates the closing of businesses or fines from $659 to $1317 to employees or owners that don't comply with the measure. Individuals found smoking in public spaces will pay a $66 fine, which equals 10 daily minimum wages for agricultural activities."
The Congress of Honduras passed a bill prohibiting smoking in indoor public and private areas.
Yesterday Congress approved a law prohibiting smoking in public and private places and established fines for those persons or establishment that do not comply with the law.
The Ministry of Health has banned the use and sale of detergents, disinfectants, soaps and other cleaning products, in the food industry, which contain nonylphenol.
The Legislature will not accept Presidential comments on Act 53 which prohibits the use of agrochemicals, and will only increase the timeframe for their withdrawal.
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