Are tougher anti-smoking laws necessary?
A tough new anti-smoking law has taken effect in Spain. Will the law stop people from smoking?
The ban - one of the strictest in Europe - outlaws smoking in all bars and restaurants. Smokers will also be prohibited on television broadcasts, near hospitals or in school playgrounds.
Hotel, restaurant and bar owners have said they could face a 10% drop in trade with the new rules. But doctors argue the new legislation will help smokers give up and could reduce the numbers of deaths from smoking and passive smoking.
Are you in Spain? What are your thoughts about the ban? Are tougher restrictions necessary? If you are a smoker would tougher restrictions help you quit? Will the restrictions harm businesses?
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