Non-Smokers' Rights Association v. Carbonnel

Two elementary school teachers joined the Non-Smokers' Rights Association and the Public Minister in a lawsuit alleging that a primary school unlawfully failed to post no-smoking signs throughout the school and unlawfully permitted smoking in the teachers' lounge. Two teachers additionally were cited for smoking in the school in violation of the law. The school claimed that smoking in the school was minimal. The court held the school liable, awarding nominal damages to plaintiffs and a small fine to the smokers.


Non-Smokers' Rights Association, et al. v. Carbonnel, et al., Case No. 03/582171, Police Tribunal - Paris (2003).

  • France
  • Dec 18, 2003
  • Police Tribunal - Paris



  • Christine Jouanique
  • Non-Smokers' Rights Association
  • Patricia Celio
  • Public Minister


  • Francoise Carbonnel
  • Jeanine Petit

Legislation Cited

Decree of May 29, 1992

Public Health Code Section 355-28-13

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