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Spain on track to ban public smoking

October 21st, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Buy cheap cigarettes online Tags:

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Smoking is to be banned in all bars and restaurants in Spain after parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously in favor of a new anti-smoking bill. Smoking would be forbidden in all public places, with the exception of prisons and psychiatric institutes, where smoking rooms would be set aside.
There would be no exceptions for bars, which have separate rooms for smokers and nonsmokers.
Certain other public outdoor places, such as playgrounds and schoolyards, would also be included in the ban.
The law, which would go into effect Jan. 2, still needs the approval of the upper house of parliament, the Senate.
Until now, smoking has been banned only in places of work, stations and trains. Bar owners could decide whether their pubs were to be nonsmoking.
Of more than 350,000 bars, only 11 percent declared themselves nonsmoking

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