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The Foreigner Oslo could gain smoke-free Olympic advantage. A PR-strategist recommends Oslo officials ban smoking to enhance its Winter Olympics 2018 application. Citing Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s smoking veto on beaches, in parks, and public places, due to take effect next month, Republik Communications’ Bjørn B. Jacobsen tells Aftenposten “After reading about New York, I thought we must try the same here. “Norway and Oslo market themselves as destinations with fresh air, pure nature, and winter sports. Thus, you cannot stand in the middle of it smoking. It would give Oslo a competitive marketing advantage, as it is in line with the International Olympic Committee’s visions, values, and goals,” he continues.

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Oslo could gain smoke-free Olympic advantage

Published on Thursday, 28th April, 2011 at 11:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

A PR-strategist recommends Oslo officials ban smoking to enhance its Winter Olympics 2018 application.



Citing Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s smoking veto on beaches, in parks, and public places, due to take effect next month, Republik Communications’ Bjørn B. Jacobsen tells Aftenposten “After reading about New York, I thought we must try the same here.

“Norway and Oslo market themselves as destinations with fresh air, pure nature, and winter sports. Thus, you cannot stand in the middle of it smoking. It would give Oslo a competitive marketing advantage, as it is in line with the International Olympic Committee’s visions, values, and goals,” he continues.

A smokeless city gains approval with the Norwegian Cancer Society (Kreftforeningen), but leaves Opposition politicians lukewarm.

“Banning them is matter for the government and must, in this case, apply nationally,” says smoking Stian Berger Røsland, head of Oslo City Council for the Conservative Party (H).

The Christian Democrats’ (KrF) Deputy Mayor Aud Kvalbein, who’s Party is traditionally anti-smoking, argues, “we can think along those lines at bus and tram stops, but a veto should still be sensible. Smokers are not fair game.”



Published on Thursday, 28th April, 2011 at 11:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: oslowinterolympics, smokingban, mayorofnewyorkmichaelbloomberg.





  
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