Chilean Congress Modifies Tobacco Laws

The congress in Chile recently modified tobacco legislation in the country, prohibiting smoking in all enclosed public places and banning all menthol cigarettes. The government anticipates that banning smoking in enclosed areas will cut down on ‘social cues’ – that is, social situations where smoking is more likely. According to the World Health Organization, 41% of all Chileans smoke, and it is the governments hope that these new measures will help cut down on the number of smoking citizens, and therefore cut down on health costs.

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