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Bhutan The First Nonsmoking Nation

Bhutan has taken the lead in the world to entirely ban the use of Tobacco throughout the nation. Since Dec. 17, it has been illegal to smoke in public or sell tobacco. Violators are fined the equivalent of $232â€more than two months’ salary in Bhutan. Authorities have heralded the ban by igniting a bonfire of cigarette cartons in the capital, Thimphu, and stringing banners across the main thoroughfare, exhorting people to kick the habit — As if they have a choice.

Read more @ Slate.com


  • Gold D. |

    I know this posts is dead, but stop smoking as a nation! I had never heard of Bhutan! Where is this nation at? The government ban people from smoking! wow… I’m still trying to register this in my mind.