Almuñécar Town Hall says that it is studying a proposal made by the AECC (cancer association) to ban smoking in public buildings.
Several councillors met with representatives of the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) to “develop accords and local bylaws which would continue to advance in heightening awareness and improving a municipality without tobacco smoke.”
The Councillor for Social Services & Health, María del Carmen Reinoso, after meeting with the Provincial Coordinator for AECC, Antonio Gómez, and the Chairwoman of the AECCC in Almuñécar, said, “now it’s time to analyse, one by one, the municipal installations (sports, cultural and health) in order for them to be included in the smoke-free list.”
Sr. Antonio Gómez, proposed a prevention campaign along the lines of the smoking prevention already in place, which permits smoking in outside spaces. However, the AECC wants municipal authorities to act against smoking in outside spaces because it gives a bad example to minors.
Editorial comment: firstly, I don’t smoke – I have during my life but haven’t since 2014. However, every time they bring out more restrictions on smoking or more ‘obligatory embellishment’ on cigarette packets I come to the same conclusion: if it’s bad, ban smoking completely, as is the case with certain drugs. The reason that the Government does not has nothing to do with people’s health, but purely because of the massive income it gets from taxing tobacco products is more important.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)