Spain goes 100% smoke-free
Wednesday, 01 December 2010
December 2010, Madrid - Spain has just introduced a new law, tightening the weak restrictions introduced in 2006 by forbidding smoking in all enclosed public spaces.
On 21 December, Spanish lawmakers voted to approve a tough new anti-smoking law, meaning that from 2 January, all enclosed public places will be no-smoking zones.
The bill, proposed by PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and his governing Socialist Party, was passed in the lower house by 189 votes to 154.
Smokers will no longer be allowed to light up in bars, restaurants, near hospitals or in school playgrounds.