Friday 14 May 2021

Small cafes welcome end to smoking ban

Small cafes have welcomed the news that the new government is set to ditch the ban on smoking in bars with no staff.


‘I had an extra cigarette to celebrate,’said Wiel Maessen of the small bar owners’ lobby group which has campaigned against the ban.
The ban, ostensibly to protect staff, came into effect in July 2008 but has since been undermined by several court rulings.

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