27 Sep 2010

American Samoa closer to passing anti-smoking laws

4:38 pm on 27 September 2010

A bill that would ban smoking in public, and some private, enclosed places in American Samoa has moved a step closer.

The American Samoa Smoke Free Environment bill has now been approved by the Senate.

The bill would ban smoking in all government and commercial places of employment, bars, restaurants, buses and taxis.

One of the changes approved by the Senate is to remove private clubs from the ban.