Romania bans indoor smoking

Romania has just ceased being a paradise for smokers. The permissive legislation that allowed smoking in many public spaces was amended on December 15.

The upper body of the Romanian Parliament adopted a draft law banning smoking in all indoor public spaces. That means that enclosed working spaces, playgrounds for children, in healthcare and education units, as well as in those for child protection and assistance will be smoke-free. Before this law was adopted, special areas for smokers were allowed in public buildings. Puffing a cigarette was allowed in almost all bars, pubs and clubs and in certain areas of restaurants.

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(Photo: Zsuzsanna Kilian/