WHO Urges Ban on Smoking in Public Buildings
"This is not about shaming the smoker. This is not even about banning smoking. This is about society taking decisions about where to smoke and where not to smoke."
- Dr. Armando Peruga, WHO official
Geneva, Switzerland - The U.N. health agency on Tuesday issued its strongest policy recommendations yet for controlling tobacco use, urging all countries to ban smoking at indoor workplaces and in public buildings.
(Dr. Peruga) cited Ireland and Uruguay as governments that have successfully tackled smoking by creating and enforcing smoke-free environments.