Government Plans Smoking Ban in Shopping Centre Cafes
The government is set to go ahead with its plans to amend the Act on Protection of Non-Smokers with one of the main changes being the prohibition of smoking at cafes in shopping centres.
The ban should come into force on 1 July this year and will mean tougher rules for everyone. The owners of these kinds of cafes, and others, can set up a smoking booth if they want, as long as the smoke doesn’t get out into the public area. Bars and cafes that don’t sell food can still decide whether to be pro or against smoking in their establishments, however.