Tóch geen Europawijd rookverbod

EU-commissaris Byrne wil tóch geen algemeen rookverbod in de horeca invoeren voor heel Europa. Eerder had hij daar op gezinspeeld.


De staten moeten het tóch maar zelf uitmaken, vindt hij nou.


The European Union’s commissioner for health and consumer protection, Mr David Byrne, has stated that he will not be introducing community-wide legislation on tobacco in the workplace.

He made his comments at an EU conference in Cork—”Promoting heart health, a European consensus”—in response to a threat by hospitality industry sources that such EU legislation would be used as the basis for a challenge to the smoking ban that is due to come into effect in Ireland on 29 March.

“I am not bringing forward legislation on this issue,” he said. “In fact, I am coming to the conclusion that the smoking issue is best dealt with by each member state. While it is my strong ambition to see a reduction in smoking throughout the EU, this is best done at member state rather than community level”.


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  • "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