Since December 17, 2004, Bhutan has prohibited the sale of tobacco and smoking
in public. Prior to the national law, 18 of the country's 20 regions have smokefree
smokers huff and puff over tobacco ban
Rimpoche's comment on the smoking ban (3/3/12)
tobacco Act will benefit 19
Control Act up for appraisal
Eighth Parliament Session Parliament has yet to decide whether or not
to take up the amendment of the Tobacco Control Act, as an urgent bill,
in its upcoming winter session. ...
Bans Smoking, Totally Plus Electronic Cigarettes & Justin ...
Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, New Jersey, Vermont, Washington and 17 other states have all issued statewide smoking bans. The rest either have partial smoking bans or no smoking bans; yet even within those states there are plenty of cities and towns with smoking bans.
If you live in one of these states and you insist on smoking in a public restaurant or bar then you could move to another state. That's an ambitious option but in Bhutan, you would have nowhere to go. Slate Magazine's Eric Weiner reports that the country has recently passed a nationwide smoking ban. No smoking in public or selling tobacco. Anyone caught lighting up receives a fine of $232, which in Bhutan is two months salary. So, if you really love to smoke, then that's almost like buying an engagement ring for every cigarette. Sorry for the stupid analogy but that's a lot of money. ...