Negotiations on a tobakshandleplan coming to a head. The minister of health is hoping to turn the nail into an agreement on Thursday.
A broad majority of parties in parliament has a goal to get the first smoke-free generation by 2030.
With the health minister Magnus Heunicke (S) in the lead approaching the political parties themselves now the final negotiations. All parties apart from the Liberal Alliance and the New Civil - sitting still on the table.
It seems that the parties are willing to take significant tools in use to get the young generation to stamp out smoking.
It includes, among other things to make the school hours at all institutions of higher education that caters to children and young people under 18 years of age, non-smoking.
- Non-school hours is a key element in the negotiations. Unfortunately, we can see that it goes the wrong way, and as one of the few countries in Western europe, there are now more young people who start smoking, says the minister.
- It is absolutely crucial that we deliver on to put in here.
the Parties were, however, divided on whether a ban on smoking at education also should apply to staff and students over the age of 18 years.
It was the party, and The Conservatives against.
the Negotiations also deals with a discussion about plain packaging without logos and about the cigarettes to be stored away under the counter.
- We will introduce neutral tobacco packaging. I will not refer from the forhandlingslokalet, but it is the government's position, and it must be delivered on, " he says.
Sundhedsordførerne have got a draft agreement, which they must read through before forhandlingsmødet, and the minister of health is ready to "to turn the nail into a deal" on Thursday.
I hope that the parties are ready to conclude an agreement, but there are no parties, which enjoy veto powers in the negotiations, he says.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 12 December 2019, 05:00