C'tee advances bill eliminating anti-smoking law loophole

By GIL STERN STERN HOFFMAN
June 17, 2012 21:26




The Ministerial Committee on Legislation passed a bill Sunday that would make it illegal to smoke in lobbies, stairways, and other jointly owned places in buildings. The coalition will support the Likud-sponsored bill when it comes to a vote in the Knesset within two weeks.

The bill, which will end a loophole in current anti-smoking laws, would only permit lighting up in a room in the building that is specially designated for smoking. The sponsors of the legislation said it would help non-smokers avoid passive smoke from their neighbors.


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