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Azerbaijani Parliament prepares new bill on restriction on smoking

Politics Materials 1 June 2010 12:05
The Azerbaijani Parliament prepares a new bill on “Restriction on smoking”.
Azerbaijani Parliament prepares new bill on restriction on smoking

Azerbaijan, Baku, June 1 / Trend, A. Huseynbala /

The Azerbaijani Parliament prepares a new bill on "Restriction on smoking".

Each year the world celebrates May 31 as World No Tobacco Day, and therefore holding in this regard a "roundtable" is no coincidence, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Social Policy Haji Rajabli said at the roundtable on the topic "Combating tobacco in the national legislation: realities and prospects" held by the Committee.

Deputy Chairman Musa Guliyev, stressing the importance of adoption of a new law in this direction, said the new project on "Restriction on smoking " can be discussed at the autumn session of the Parliament.

Combating tobacco serves as preservation of human health, Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Agrarian Policy Eldar Ibrahimov said stressing that the law reflected in the national legislation, is not sufficiently realized. He said that he is not only a supporter of certain laws in this direction, but also supports the making additions and amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations, which envisages fines.

Director of the Society for Social Health and Reforms of the Ministry of Health Jeyhun Mammadov told about the dangers of tobacco and said that smoking leads to cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases. "Mortality in Azerbaijan by 71 percent is related with cancer and cardiovascular diseases", Mammadov said.

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