French parliamentary panel wants to snuff out smoking in public places
Jamey Keaten, Canadian Press
Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2006
PARIS (AP) - French lawmakers are trying to make France 's smoky cafes a thing of the past.
A parliamentary panel called Tuesday for a government ban on smoking in enclosed public areas within a year - and floated an idea of "hermetically sealed" smoking rooms for those who want to light up.
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