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Most Belgians support smoking ban

29 May 2007

BRUSSELS – The majority of Belgians (85 percent) supports the smoking ban in restaurants. More than half (61 percent) would also like to see a smoking ban introduced at cafes. This emerged on Tuesday from a survey commissioned by the Cancer Foundation.

It was the first time that such a survey was carried out since the smoking ban for restaurants came into effect on 1 January 2007.

Just under half (47 percent) thinks that non-smoking regulations at restaurants diminish the hospitality in the catering sector, 49 percent think it has made restaurants less hospitable.

The Cancer Foundation wants a general ban on smoking and is calling on politicians to bring a general ban into force as soon as possible.

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Subject: Belgian news