The Mayor of Benaoján, Málaga has been denounced for constantly smoking inside the townhall, despite it being prohibited. A news crew went to interview him about the allegation, but he didn’t seem interested in talking to them – he just barked at them before walking off. Literally. “Bow wow” he went.
The Government has admitted that it is considering repealing or altering parts of the smoking law to permit smoking in some public bars. The comments came via the Delegate of the Government in Madrid, one Cristina Cifuentes, who admitted that the idea was being tabled in order to facilitate the construction of “Eurovegas” in Madrid. “Obviously we cannot alter the law for just one person or complex” she said during a radio interview on RNE1 Continue reading Smoking law for bars may be repealed to keep EuroVegas happy
The Basque Country, now that most of ETA have been arrested / grown up / shot, has turned it’s attention to weightier matters and decide to enact what must be one of Europes most stringent anti-smoking laws. Describing the ineffectual national law as useless, the regional parliament approved a vicious law yesterday that bans smoking in all public enclosed places, outdoors within areas frequented by children and in the grounds of hospitals or medical centres. Continue reading Basque country approves Europe’s most stringent anti-smoking law
Trinidad Jiménez, in an interview with El Mundo (link), Minister of Health, has confirmed that it is her intention to ban smoking in all public places, including bars and restaurants, by next year. Bar and restaurant owners have responded with fury, although consumers are happy. “People come to bars to drink, smoke and say stupid things” said one annoyed bar owner. If I remember correctly, Trinidad claimed that 70% of all Spaniards wanted to ban Continue reading Spain will ban smoking in all public places