Thursday, 11 November 2010

Serbia introduces severe ban in educational establishments but a relatively lenient ban in bars

Thanks to Chris Snowdon for this. When I saw headlines about a Serbian smoking ban, for some reason I imagined it would be thorough.

This is 'thorough'.
Smaller bars and cafes can decide to be smoke-free or not, while bigger ones, as well as restaurants have to provide a non-smoking space that would occupy more than a half of the premises and be properly ventilated.
And: 'Companies are allowed to provide a smoking area ...'

True the ban does extend to some outdoor areas, and the penalties for managers that infringe the law are 200 times those applied to individuals, but the smoking doesn't stop people in the hospitality industry from practising basic hospitality.

What is it with the UK and its devolved assemblies?

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