Smokers church given official warning

Cafe Lindeboom in Alkmaar which has signed up to the One and Universal Smokers Church of God was given a formal warning by health inspectors for breaking no-smoking rules at the weekend.

Owner Cor Busch told news agency ANP that he had no intention of banning smoking.
‘We smoke because of our beliefs and we will keep doing it until a judge explains why we cannot,’ he told reporters. Fines for breaking the rules can mount up to €2,400, ANP says.
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