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Austrian citizens: now is the time to support smoke free areas

Austrian citizens have a chance this week to show their support for their right to smoke free public spaces with a referendum on laws to protect non-smokers from tobacco smoke exposure. Voting is open until 8 October. Voting and information about the pro
British Medical Journal
added Oct 4, 2018 18:39

HEFLER: Austria: government chooses tobacco industry interests over citizens’ health

Faced with a clear choice between popular opinion, scientific evidence and the health and wellbeing of its citizens on the one hand, and craven political expediency and subservience to the tobacco industry on the other, the Austrian government chose the
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Apr 23, 2018 02:01

Austrian Anti-Smoking Campaign Challenges Populists on Home Turf

Anti-tobacco activists turned the tables on a populist party in Austria’s ruling coalition by submitting more than half a million signatures against a reinstated law that allows smoking in bars and restaurants. The referendum bid puts the Freedom Party
Bloomberg News
added Apr 4, 2018 20:32

Austria SCRAPS smoking ban in bars and restaurants to defend 'freedom of choice'

Scrapping the ban was championed by the far-right FPO, who made an agreement to join a government coalition on the condition of reversing the ban
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 20:14

Austrian parliament votes to roll back smoking ban in 'Ashtray of Europe'

One opposition politician said the government had made "a deliberate decision today in favor of death." Some 13,000 people die every year in the Alpine country due to smoking-related complications.
Deutsche Welle / DW World (de)
added Mar 23, 2018 20:37
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Austrian MPs vote to drop smoking ban

At a tumultuous session of parliament, opposition MPs accused the government of “betraying” Austrian children and “voting for death”...MPs voted to raise the minimum age for buying cigaretted from 16 to 18 and introduced stiff fines of up to €1,000 (£870
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:19

Austrian lawmakers vote to hinder smoking ban in restaurants and bars

lower house of parliament voted on Thursday to scrap an impending ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, backing the coalition government despite opposition from health campaigners and opposition parties. FILE PHOTO: An ash tray with cigarette butts is
added Mar 22, 2018 17:43

Austrian no-smoking petition against government reaches 500,000 mark

Half a million Austrians have signed a petition calling for a smoking ban in bars and restaurants, embarrassing the ruling coalition of conservatives and far right that has championed both direct democracy and the right to smoke. No smoking signs are see
added Mar 8, 2018 17:49

Austrian far right comes distant second as former bastion votes

The national coalition government has been in place for less than three months, during which it has faced growing opposition to its plans to keep allowing smoking in bars and restaurants. A petition for a ban has been signed by more than 460,000 people,
added Mar 5, 2018 15:59

[Europe] Campaigners tell Austria smoking ban is not ‘freedom of choice’ but a health right

The European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) told it could not accept the government’s plan to take back a smoking ban under the “freedom of choice” argument. “It is the responsibility of a government to protect the health
added Feb 21, 2018 14:43
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