Belgen negeren alom rookverboden

Roken in openbare ruimtes is in België al sinds 1990 verboden. In die 15 jaar
heeft men er mee leren leven: men negeert de verboden gewoon.

Wat een gezellig volkske toch, die

Health Minister Rudy Demotte decided to launch an investigation at the start of this year to determine how the ban is being observed.

Inspectors subsequently checked 1,859 public buildings and found in 40 percent of the locations lacked no smoking signs. Sixty percent of hospitals and nursing homes had no signs.

Cultural institutes scored the best, despite the fact that just one in four did not have no smoking signs, newspaper ‘De Standaard’ reported.

The smoking ban was breached in 10 percent of the buildings checked. Hospitals and nursing homes performed the worst, with the ban being breached at 22 percent of the inspected buildings.

Youth shelters, schools and education institutes observe the smoking ban the most vigorously.

Despite the breaches discovered, the inspectors did not impose fines. Instead, prevention advisors were notified in cases where no smoking signs were absent. The advisors are instructed to take the necessary steps.

Geef een reactie

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *

Download poster


  • "Es ist schwieriger, eine vorgefaßte Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom."
    (Het is moeilijker een vooroordeel aan flarden te schieten dan een atoom.)
    Albert Einstein

  • "Als je alles zou laten dat slecht is voor je gezondheid, dan ging je kapot"
    Anonieme arts

  • "The effects of other people smoking in my presence is so small it doesn't worry me."
    Sir Richard Doll, 2001

  • "Een leugen wordt de waarheid als hij maar vaak genoeg wordt herhaald"
    Joseph Goebbels, Minister van Propaganda, Nazi Duitsland

  • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • "There''s no such thing as perfect air. If there was, God wouldn''t have put bristles in our noses"
    Coun. Bill Clement

  • "Better a smoking freedom than a non-smoking tyranny"
    Antonio Martino, Italiaanse Minister van Defensie

  • "If smoking cigars is not permitted in heaven, I won't go."
    Mark Twain

  • I've alllllllways said that asking smokers "do you want to quit?" and reporting the results of that question, as is, is horribly misleading. It's a TWO part question. After asking if one wants to quit it must be followed up with "Why?" Ask why and the majority of the answers will be "because I'm supposed to" (victims of guilt and propaganda), not "because I want to."
    Audrey Silk, NYCCLASH