Lonely Planet Writer

Czech Republic bids to ban smoking in restaurants

Smoking ban proposed in Czech Republic.
Smoking ban proposed in Czech Republic. Image by Kari Söderholm / CC BY 2.0

The Czech government has drafted a bill which would see a ban on smoking in restaurants and bars in the country. Previous governments have attempted to introduce such a ban, but have run into opposition. The proposals would mean that smoking – including the use of e-cigarettes – would also be prohibited in sports and concert venues. The Czech Republic is the last EU member not to have restrictions on smoking in restaurants. Read more: dailymail.co.uk