TALLINN - There was a time when you could have sat in an Estonian restaurant enjoying your after-dinner smoke without a care in the world. But those times are likely to vanish in a puff of smoke, if a new draft law is passed by Parliament. The Estonian government on Aug. 18 approved the general provisions of a draft law on tobacco. The draft included a ban on smoking in public places and ruled that one cigarette could not contain more than 12mg of tar and 1,2mg of nicotine. Andrus Lipand, head of the public health department at the Social Affairs Ministry, said smoking would be allowed on t...
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