Cafe smoking ban encourages more to stop

Some 1.2 million people tried to stop smoking between April 2008 and this April – or one third of the total smoking population, according to Maastricht University research.

But before the smoking ban was introduced in July, some 900,000 people a year would attempt to quit the habit, the research showed.
Of the people who have tried to stop since last April, one-third managed to quit for good.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation