Legislative committee approved smoking lounges in Macau

The committee also supports the creation of new smoking lounges in casinos that don’t have them.

The smoking lounges on casino floors were approved by a majority of the Macau Legislative Assembly working committee.

Macau.- Smoking lounges were approved by a majority of the Macau Legislative Assembly working committee, as long as the health of casino employees isn’t jeopardised.

The committee voted to keep them on casino main floors, rather than the total ban on smoking that the government proposed. According to businessman and legislator Chan Chak Mo, the committee also is in support of setting up new smoking lounges on the main floors of casinos that don’t already have them.

The tentative support given to smoking lounges by the working committee is conditional upon the ability to keep harmful second-hand smoke away from non-smoking guests and casino employees, explained Chan.

To conclude, Chan told reporters that he could not guarantee that the final reading of the revised smoking control bill would happen prior to the Legislative Assembly’s August summer break. The document won’t return to the full assembly for the second and final reading until a report of the bill has been issued by the committee.