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Germany retreats from smoking ban

The federal government in Germany has retreated from its plan to restrict smoking in restaurants and bars at least in part because the post-war constitution appears to assign such a power to the states. Germany, along with heavy-smoking Denmark and Luxembourg, remains a bastion for smokers in Wesern Europe. For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on December 13, 2006 at 09:30 PM in Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, Tobacco | Permalink