Government has ‘no current plans’ to follow Spanish outdoor smoking ban

Irish Times | Aug 14, 2020 at 8:20 PM
  • The Government has no plans to follow the lead of the Spanish regions in banning smoking outdoors in public where social distancing cannot be guaranteed.
  • Spain’s north-west region of Galicia and its Canary Islands on Thursday became the first to ban smoking in outdoors public spaces where social distancing of two metres could not be guaranteed.
  • The ban covers electronic and traditional cigarettes and is being applied in the street as well as other public spaces including cafe terraces.