Parliament rejects total ban on smoking in bars and restaurants

People will still be allowed to smoke in Slovak restaurants, cafes and bars under certain conditions, as parliament on February 9 rejected an amendment to the Non-smokers Protection Act submitted by Tatiana Rosová from the Slovak Christian and Democratic Union, SDKÚ, the SITA newswire wrote.

People will still be allowed to smoke in Slovak restaurants, cafes and bars under certain conditions, as parliament on February 9 rejected an amendment to the Non-smokers Protection Act submitted by Tatiana Rosová from the Slovak Christian and Democratic Union, SDKÚ, the SITA newswire wrote.

According to Rosová's proposal, smoking would have been banned in all restaurants and pubs where food or drinks are served. Currently, only restaurants serving food are obliged to divide their premises with a wall - separating smokers and non-smokers - or ban smoking completely. Bars serving only drinks can remain smoking-friendly. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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