Belgium

Smokefree legislation/ initiatives

Smoking was banned in most workplaces on 1 January 2006. DSRs are allowed but employers are not obliged to provide them. On 1 January 2007 smoking was banned in restaurants, but a separated smoking room can be provided for smokers as long as food is served for less than two thirds of total sales. Bars > 50m2 must provide smoking and non-smoking areas. Smoking is still allowed in bars < 50m2. Bars larger than this must provide smoking rooms and smokefree areas. FARES (Fonds des Affections Respiratoires) is still fighting to reinforce the smokefree laws. In particular they would like to ban smoking in eating places (with no exemptions). Other FARES initiatives - the Plan Wallon Sans Tabac, the Centres d'Aide aux Fumeurs, participation and organization of conferences, shows. A new competition for young people was launched in February 2009 "Ma vision du tabac" ("My vision of tobacco"), attended by the Minister of Education. This competition is for 12-14 year olds who will either take 3-5 photos or filming a short movie (3 min max) about their vision of tobacco. More information (in French) can be found at www.mavisiondutabac.be Legislation

See http://data.euro.who.int/tobacco/pdf/Link3.pdf
and www.ejustice.just.fgov.be/cgi/article_body.pl?numac=2006022796&caller=list&article_lang=F&row_id=1&numero=4&pub_date=2006-08-22&set3=set+character_variant+%27french.ftl%27&dt=ARRETE+ROYAL&language=fr&fr=f&choix1=ET&choix2=ET&fromtab=+moftxt&trier=promulgation&htit=fumer&sql=dt+%3D+%27ARRETE+ROYAL%27+and+htit+contains++%27fumer%27&rech=35&tri=dd+AS+RANK+&set1=set+stopfile+%27MOF.stp%27#top

Smokefree resources available in 2009

Fonds des Affections Respiratoires www.fares.be
Ligne Tabac-stop www.tabacstop.be
Enseignement.be www.enseignement.be/prevention_tabac/
Le Dernier Mégot www.lederniermegot.be
Stobacco www.stobacco.com
Smokefree Partnership www.smokefreepartnership.eu
European Network for Smoking Prevention www.ensp.org

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