Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bhutan's Smoking Ban Reinvigorated

Bhutan became famous in the public health world for its ban on the sale of tobacco in 2005 (not possession of tobacco just the sale), however, what is not so well known is that there has not been a strong regulatory response to punish the sale of tobacco.  Unfortunately this led to many calls to drop the ban on tobacco describing it as ineffective.  In response to these demands I wrote this opinion piece for the Bhutan Observer.
The good news is the new Tobacco Act will come into effect in January, 2011 - which includes jail sentences for selling tobacco.

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