On January 1st, Portugal initiated an anti-smoking program throughout the nation. It was designed to halt smoking in public places. Antonio Nunes, who was given responsibility for enforcing the law was photographed on January 1st smoking a cigar in a casino. Instead of apologizing for his mistake, Mr. Nunes, said that he was not aware the anti-smoking law applied to casinos as well as cafes, restaurants, and bars. The Ministry of Health confirmed the ban applied to casinos. M. Nunes responded to questions with, “We will have to look into what is in the law.”

Perhaps, the next time Mr. Nunes is given responsibility to enforce a law he will take a few moments and actually read the law he is supposed to carry out. Anyway, have a good smoke.

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