Adopted by the 175th WMA Council Session, Pilanesberg, South Africa, October 2006
Recognizing the abundant evidence linking adverse health outcomes and exposure to second-hand smoke; and
Noting that despite this new evidence many countries still allow smoking in public areas;
The World Medical Association:
- Congratulates the French government and French physicians for the introduction of legislation that would ban smoking in public areas; and
- Urges other National Medical Associations to advocate for similar legislative changes in their own countries if such legislation does not exist.