Danish smokers run for parliament

Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 6:30 | Posted in Denmark, Politics, smoking | Leave a comment

As tough anti smoking legislation takes effect in Denmark on 1st April 2007, Danish smokers take action to build a political party, Berlingske Tidende writes. The initiative is sponsored by 56 year old Ole Gilberg. According to Mr. Gilberg, the constituting meeting of the Smokers’ Party will take place on 31st March which is the last day when smoking in public places is legal in Denmark. Mr. Gilberg says the party intends to run for the Danish parliament and work for abolishing the restrictions of smoking.

The new legislation bans smoking indoors in public places, among others pubs and bars. As I wrote in July, most Danish universities already banned smoking indoors as from start of this autumn term.

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