Smokefree legislation/ initiatives
Smokefree legislation came into effect on 1 January 2006. It prohibited smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces, but allowed exemptions for restaurants and bars. Smoking is permitted in restaurants and bars that are less than 100m2. Smoking is prohibited in bars and restaurants more than 100m2, but designated smoking rooms may be set up. Bars and restaurants were given until 31 August 2006 to install smoking rooms. Airports, cinemas and bars are also allowed smoking rooms. Advocates are planning to push for more comprehensive legislation after March 2008 elections.
Only 10% of small bars and 15% of small restaurants have opted to go smokefree since smokefree legislation was introduced, according to Spain’s consumer organization.
http://www.ocu.org/map/show/19521/src/315354.htm (Spanish language)
Spain is a ‘thorn in the side’ as it is used by countries as an alternative to 100% smokefree. But the Spanish Health Ministry Report found that it is not working.
Smokefree resources available in 2009
Smokefree Partnership www.smokefreepartnership.eu
European Network for Smoking Prevention www.ensp.org
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