Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (88)

Eamon Ryan

Question:

200 Mr. Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children if he believes the smoking ban will go ahead as planned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2032/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

I will make a decision on the new date for commencement of the smoke-free workplaces regulations in the near future. I believe that the vast majority of employers, employees and the public will comply with the new measure. The primary purpose of making workplaces smoke-free is to protect people from exposure to toxic environmental tobacco smoke.