A Courageous Implementation of
the Anti-Smoking Law
Has Improved Public Health
By United Kingdom News Group (Originally in English)
Former Italian Health Minister Girolamo Sirchia ♥♥♥♥♥ of Italy was awarded the ‘Shining World Leadership’ by Supreme Master Ching Hai for his courageous and successful implementation of the anti-smoking law across Italy.
The law, designed to protect public health, was welcomed by the vast majority of Italians. (83% before the introduction of the law, increased to 90% after). Since its coming into force in January 2005, tobacco consumption in the country evidently dropped, and half a million people quit smoking within ten months.
On receiving the award, Mr. Sirchia, in a letter dated March 6, Golden Year 4 (2007), expressed his gratitude for the acknowledgement of the efforts made to enforce the law and the positive effects it brought, and complimented Master’s work for humanity.
Metro, Italy, October 19, 2006 (Originally in Italian)