Sweden starts no smoking rules for restaurants, cafés, pubs

Since June 1, guests in restaurants, cafés and pubs in Sweden can enjoy smoke-free air. According to the German automobile club ADAC, smoking is prohibited in all facilities, where drinks and meals are served. Smoking is still allowed in the outdoor areas of these places.

Sweden followed the no-smoking rule which is already valid in Italy, Ireland, Norway and Malta. But Sweden did not determine a fine yet. Guests in restaurants who smoke are being asked to stop smoking inside. If they don’t, they are asked to leave the facility.

In Italy, smoking delinquents must pay a fine of €250. In Ireland the fine can rise up to €3,000.
In the coming years, England, Scotland, Portugal and Latvia also want to initiate a smoking prohibition.
(Information provided by ADAC)