Today is the big day for likers of clean air: the first day of the danish public smoking ban. That means no smoking in:
- busses, schools and institutions
- locations accessible to the public such as museums
- all workplaces, with exceptions possible in one-man offices
- indoor food serving places
In all above cases there’s the possibility of assigning designated smoking areas. Additionally, cafes and pubs smaller than 40 m2 are allowed to decide a smoking policy themselves.
Honestly, I think it sounds fair: smokers can still enjoy their habit, be it outside or in smoking areas. The big difference is, now smokers have to consider non-smokers right to fresh air, where previously non-smokers had to consider smokers right to smoke anywhere.
About damn time. Now we’ll see how this will affect Denmark.