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Health minister Rauch-Kallat threatens the Austrian catering trade

According to an interview in the Austrian newspaper called “Österreich”, health minister Maria Rauch-Kallat threatens the catering trade with radical measures if they do not create smoke-free areas.

The background of the complaint is the commitment of the catering trade, to implement areas for none smokers with more than 75 square metres in 90 percent of all restaurants and pubs in Austria.

According to a survey of the the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber only 8.000 of 17.800 concerning enterprises fulfill the new demands.

Rauch-Kallat makes pressure now to enforce the decision of the government. Rauch-Kallat: “I won’t accept alibi-smoker-areas!”

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