France’s lower parliament voted in favour of a package of wide-ranging reforms affecting many areas of public health regulations on Tuesday.
Many public health lobbyists are happy about the changes, although they say some measures still need to be elaborated in practice.
Most of the attention the proposals of Health Minister Marisol Touraine have received in the French media has revolved around protests from doctors over changes to fee payment systems.
However, it also contains far-reaching measures on regulations around smoking, including making it illegal to smoke inside of a vehicle with someone under 18 years of age or to smoke electronic cigarettes in workplaces.
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