Early smoking ban in 70% bars

Around 70% of hotels, restaurants and bars will ban smoking on January 1, six months before they are legally obliged to do so, according to the catering industry organisation.

A spokesman for the organisation told RTL news on Sunday evening that many establishments have chosen to introduce the ban on January 1 for psychological reasons. ‘Many people make good resolutions on January 1, including plans to stop smoking,’ he said.

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