Following the law on Children Rights Protection stating that smoking in the presence of a child is regarded as a physical violence, the tobacco control law now clearly states that smoking in the presence of a child is prohibited.Wow! So now a mythical scare based on a fairy story created by George Godber in the 1970s because he wasn't keen on the smell of tobacco is considered "physical violence" in backward states? Looks like they're deadly serious about demanding Latvians quit smoking then, eh?
The revised law applies also to electronic smoking devices, containing nicotine or not.Or maybe not.
The Ministry of Health believes that the new approach and the philosophy of the law will help to push forward even more stringent rules in the future to fulfill obligations of the WHO FCTC and its guidelines."Even more stringent rules in the future"? You mean that banging smokers and vapers up for GBH over pretend harm is just a starter for ten? What does Latvia propose as punishment for crossing a road with a child in front of fume-spewing idling traffic, a firing squad?
If this is what the WHO are handing their legendary cash-stuffed envelopes out to achieve, it's surely time the UK copies the USA and tells the WHO we won't be bound by the hideous FCTC these unelected, corrupt, overpaid arses have created, doncha think?
I don't call tobacco controllers extremists for nothing you know. It's just that it's the most accurate decription.