One year since the introduction of the anti-smoking laws

The National Committee for the Prevention of Smoking (CNPT) estimates that 600,000 have quit the habit since the anti-smoking laws were introduced almost one year ago. They also report that there has been a 10% drop in hospital admissions due to heart attacks and a 15% drop in cases of asthma amongst children.

New FACUA website

FACUA, the consumer rights organisation, has set up a special website for anyone wishing to report establishments, venues and so forth for violations of the new anti-smoking laws. FACUA

Heavy fines for smokers who offend

Fines for infringement of the new anti-smoking laws range from €30 to €600 for offenders and up to €600,000 for the owners of properties who disobey the law.