Martin to receive award for smoking ban

Saturday 04 September 2004 19.12
Micheál Martin - Praised over smoking ban
Micheál Martin - Praised over smoking ban

The Minister for Health, Micheál Martin, will receive an award from Europe's leading lung specialists today in recognition of his part in banning smoking in the workplace. 

The award by the European Respiratory Society will be presented in Glasgow. 

The society's president, Professor Walter McNicholas, said the health impact of the ban would not be seen for a number of years, but that its significance could not be ignored.