Anti-smoking campaign plans promotion

The Ministerio de Salud will promote the newest anti-tobacco law when Paseo Colón is turned into a playground for nine Sundays starting this Sunday.

The closings from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. are called Domingos Familiares sin Humo. Initially humo mean free of motor vehicle exhausts, but now the health ministry wants to promote the absence of another type of smoke.

The tobacco law, No.  9028, prohibits smoking in offices and public spaces.

The Sunday events on Paseo Colón have included sports, food booths and other diversions. The sponsor is the Comité Cantonal de Deportes y Recreación de San José.

Traffic downtown is fairly light on Sundays, so there have been no complaints about the municipality closing the roadway.

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