Reader feedback: Breathe easy

Re: Smoking them out, By Martina Pisárová,Feb 23 - 29, 2004, Vol 10, No 7

I think it is a good step that the Slovak Republic is taking regarding the smoking ban in the listed public areas. It is a step toward better social understanding and will only bring about positive results. At first it will be hard, but if the people really want to better their country and the health of their citizens, they will accept it and move even further with it. I live in Canada where we were a little bit more extreme with the bans. However, I am glad; I find that people are happier here and more and more are quitting.

Greg Zavoda,
Canada

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Former state secretary describes the corruption at courts

Schools will definitely not open on Monday. Coronavirus vaccine could be available starting in mid-December. Slovakia joins campaign to fight violence against women.

The Presidential Palace lit in orange, to support the Orange the world! campaign.

One in five women has experienced violence

The situation is far from satisfactory, said President Čaputová.

Secret votes and public lies

There are uncanny echoes today of Slovakia’s agonies over its choice of chief prosecutor ten years ago.

Dobroslav Trnka (left) and Jozef Čentéš (right), the candidate who was eventually selected by MPs in 2011, never got to take up the post because the then president, Ivan Gašparovič refused to appoint him for reasons that were never clearly explained.

How a Catholic charity became a voice for migrants in Slovakia

Religious organisations have added leverage in changing perceptions of foreigners and migrants, says Caritas Slovakia.

Caritas Slovakia's ‘World Without “the Other” – Migration Myths’ campaign educates Slovaks on migration in a fun and artistic way.