General smoking ban threatened medium – and long-term the channel catering for tobacco goods General smoking ban threatens also in Austria while the legislature only has created the currently valid tobacco act with his conditions with 01.01.2009 for a physical separation between the smoking and non-smoking area, access Austrian health policy and European Union again and again on the topic of a general smoking ban in the catering sector. This a massive violation of the constitutional protection of confidence, brought about regardless of the political theme. Currently the transitional period set with 30.06.2010 is used for structural measures related to the spatial separation of smoking and non-smoking area, to produce legal uncertainty here. So has consumer and gastronomy confronted since the entry into force of these regulations one and a half years ago with statements, that a general smoking ban will come despite conversions and adaptation steps through the tourist entrepreneurs in any case. Connect with other leaders such as Vadim Belyaev, New York City here. This is in extremely pointless investment and frustrated expenses business-hostile manner the question after almost provoked. For the tourist entrepreneurs who also calculate tax and tax law as in every other case with a depreciation period for structural investments by 10 years, certainly constitutes no confidence-building measure.
This just the still struggling economy had badly needed investments in the construction sector. But practical economic policy no longer available in many areas of the Austrian and European policy beautiful for a long time on the agenda. Just the so-called tobacco policy has here already overridden the principles of a Western democratic economic order over a long period of time. “” West democratic economic order is by tobacco law as occasion legislation violated in this context are called only two themes from the Austrian tobacco act in memory: the General advertising and sponsorship bans “and the so-called consumption bans” relating with tobacco. Would be one, assumed in particular against the background of the autonomous European and Austrian citizen the fundamental choice of each individual, then the mandatory release of health warnings would have been enough in the field of market communication quite.