Sunday, July 15, 2007

legislative information

SmokeFreeWorld is not set up to be an authoritative, up-to-date source of information on legislation, but people (surprise) do not read FAQs, and are upset that I have not heard of the smoking ban in {name your town}.

SFW was set up to list venues which are actually smokefree. De facto, not de jure. This is because (as mentioned in the FAQ) smoking bans are often widely ignored for some time. SFW is a thank-you to venues which walk the walk. So to speak.

Many web sites track legislation (which is often contested in court). That is their purpose. For instance:
www.ash.org
ash.org.uk
www.smokefree.net
www.tobacco.org

If your town has passed a smoking ban, wonderful, please let me know. Your impressions of how the ban is actually going would be welcome. If you would like to suggest a particular venue which has led by example, I'd be happy to list it.

Please visit www.smokefreeworld.com to see sample listings.

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