New Year’s Day saw one of Europe’s strictest anti-smoking measures take effect in Spain. The new law will create a haven for non-smokers as tobacco use has been prohibited in bars, restaurants and most public spaces. –JCL

The BBC:

A tough anti-smoking law has taken effect in Spain.

The ban — one of the strictest in Europe — outlaws smoking in all bars and restaurants. Smokers will also be prohibited on television broadcasts, near hospitals or in school playgrounds.

The law tightens anti-smoking restrictions introduced in 2006.

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