|Smoking ban in public is introduced in Slovenia
The smoking ban in public places was put into force in Slovenia. Now, Slovenian smokers can not smoke cigarettes in such public places as hotels, restaurants, retirement homes and prisons. Inveterate smokers are able to smoke their favorite cigarettes in specially equipped smoking places.
For the infringement of these rules, private person has to pay tax, 125 euro, and the owners of different establishments and offices has to pay up to 33 thousand euro for the violation of rules.
Moreover, tobacco products sale is forbidden to young people under 18 years. Young people are able to buy cigarettes only if they show private card, identifying the age of smoker. Earlier, smoking ban was applied only to people under 15 years.
Slovenian parliament accepted this law, which is the most stringent one among the republics of former Yugoslavia, in June of the present year.