An Analysis of the Anti-Smoking Movement
in the United States and the Czech Republic

by Nicolle Kovacs

The server asks the patrons waiting for a table if they want a seat in the smoking section or non-smoking section. The patio is filled with cigarette smoke, and the tables each have an ashtray.  A glance down the street and people stand outside of businesses in large groups, puffing away on cigarettes.  These observations were common in the 1990s in the United States. Times have changed since then, and this is no longer a common sight. Once one takes a flight over the Atlantic Ocean that is no longer the past.  Today smoking sections and cigarette breaks are alive and well in the European Union, including the Czech Republic.  The analysis of the progress made by the US and the Czech Republic to pursue smoke-free countries reveals that both are following similar paths on slightly different timelines. (click below to download the paper)

An Analysis of the Anti-Smoking Movement in the United States and the Czech Republic

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