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Muscat may impose ban smoking in public places

May 21, 2014 12:40 am

Members of Oman’s Muscat Municipal Council are pushing for a ban on smoking in public places such as beaches, parks, and bus stations, Times of Oman has reported. “We need to take the necessary steps to reduce tobacco use,” a council member was quoted as saying by the daily. “Studies have proved that laws banning smoking in public places have had a positive impact on health,” said the member.