The early anecdotal
results are encouraging.
Not only are smokers largely obeying the
law and going outside to smoke, despite sub-freezing temperatures, employees of these places are happy about the
healthier working conditions and eager to enforce the ban. These workers, after all, are the ones who suffer the most exposure to dangerous secondhand smoke.
“Now we have one of the
most progressive laws to preventing smoking,” said Yuriy
Miroshnychenko, lawmaker in the pro-presidential Party of Regions.
“From now one, even lawmakers will have go outside the parliament
if they want to smoke.”