Honduras Passes Anti-Tobacco Bill

The Congress of Honduras passed a bill prohibiting smoking in indoor public and private areas.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

“Smoking will be allowed in open areas, but only if done 15 meters from any non-smoker persons”, reported Proceso Digital.

The new law will come into force once published in the official government newspaper, and includes specific fines and sanctions.

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In Costa Rica, the Assembly approved in second debate the bill that prohibits the delivery and sale of plastic straws and the purchase of single-use plastic in state institutions.

The initiative now only awaits the approval of the Executive Branch. The Legislative Plenary approved on October 31 in its second debate, file 20.985 Law to combat pollution by plastic to protect the environment, which among other things prohibits the marketing and free delivery of plastic straws for single use throughout the national territory, reported the Legislative Assembly.

Guatemala: Initiative to Ban Plastic Bags

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A bill that has already received endorsement from a legislative commission in Congress proposes to ban the use of plastic bags in the country.

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Guatemalan Anti Tobacco Law will take effect on February 20th

February 2009

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.

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.

Smoking bans in place in Guatemala

November 2008

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.

In order to create smoke-free environment and to eradicate smoking due to the serious health risks it poses, lawmakers approved the law prohibiting smoking in restaurants, commercial centers, private clubs, sporting areas, elevators, schools, worker places, public transport, and others.

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