Smoking in Colombia

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Smoking in Colombia was banned in May 2008 in public transport vehicles, hospitals, kindergartens and schools, bars, clubs, restaurants, business centers and airports.[1] Smoking areas in enclosed public places were also banned.[1]


There are over 5 million smokers in Colombia. Teenage smokers account for nearly a third of smokers, and their numbers continue to rise.[2] The ministry of social security and health reported that diseases related to smoking killed an average of 68 Colombians per day before the implementation of the ban.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Stricter smoking ban takes effect in Colombia". 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  2. ^ a b "Stricter smoking ban takes effect in Colombia". Xinhua News Agency. 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2010-09-01.