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Popular Push for Austrian Smoking Ban Gathers Pace

More than 200,000 Austrians have signed a petition calling for a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, campaign organizers said — using one of the new right-wing government's signature policies to undermine another. As part of a coalition deal they struck in December, the far-right Freedom Party and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's conservatives agreed to lift a smoking ban in bars and restaurants due to take effect in May. The new government has also said it plans to make greater...

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