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Caribbean's toughest smoking ban coming to Puerto Rico

Touted as the Caribbean's toughest smoking ban, Puerto Rico's "clean air act" not only prohibits smoking in enclosed public areas, but also in private cars carrying children under 13 and in open-air terraces or outdoor bars with one or more employees.

Puerto Rico's governor signed the law into effect earlier this year over the objections of some in the $3 billion tourist industry, who feared it might turn away tourists.

Read more here.

Posted by Cynthia on November 16, 2006 at 02:27 PM in Caribbean, Licensing and Legislation, Puerto Rico, Tobacco | Permalink