Sunday 25 October 2020

More cafe and bar owners fined for breaking smoking ban

outdoor ashtray, smokingHealth inspectors handed out 1,578 fines to Dutch cafe, bar and club owners for breaking the ban on smoking in 2014. This is a rise of just under 200 on 2013, website nu.nl reports.

In total, inspectors levied fines totalling €1.4m.

No fines were given in 136 of the country’s 400 local authority areas. The worst offender was the staunchly religious fishing village of Urk where one-fifth of the cafes and bars inspected were found to be breaking the law.

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