News And Now France…
posted by December 28 at 17:00 PMon
Say goodbye to France’s famously smokey cafes…
French cafes set to ban smoking
France is poised to extend its smoking ban to bars, cafes, restaurants and discos, but the measure will not be enforced fully until 2 January.
The health ministry said smokers would be allowed a 24-hour “grace” period for the New Year festivities.
The fine for smoking in a French cafe, bar, restaurant or disco after January 2 will be 450 euros—or $662. And despite the impression Paris makes, the majority of the French are non-smokers. Out of 61 million French, just 13.5 million smoke.