Armenian parliament rejects anti-smoking bill
Mar 18, 2004
Armenia’s parliament rejected Thursday a bill that would have
restricted smoking in public places and sales of tobacco to minors.
The bill _ which would have banned smoking in government buildings,
hospitals, schools and universities and restrict it in cafes and
restaurants _ got just 41 votes in the 131-seat parliament, falling
short of the simple majority it needed for approval.
Most parliament members are smokers.