Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (254)

Charlie O'Connor

Question:

383 Mr. O'Connor asked the Minister for Health and Children the position with regard to the smoking ban. [2773/04]

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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.