Jordan Health Ministry stands firm on smoking ban

24 June 2010

The Jordanian health ministry has rejected demands by the Jordan Restaurants Association (JRA) to extend the deadline for a smoking ban, Jordan Times has reported. A crackdown on smoking in restaurants will be launched next month in accordance with the Public Health Law, the ministry said. JRA had proposed a gradual implementation of the ban, claiming that barring smoking from eateries would hurt businesses.

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