Ex-Chancellor Charged for Violating Smoking Ban


General Culture

“Helmut Schmidt, former German chancellor, former minister of defense and co-publisher of the influential weekly newspaper Die Zeit, is being accused of breaking the law — for violating Germany’s new ban on smoking in public places. Committed smokers Helmut Schmidt and his wife Loki - aged a lung-cancer-defying 89 and 88, respectively - are being investigated by Hamburg public prosecutors under suspicion of breaking the smoking ban and endangering public health” - story