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Rules on smoking inside cafés, bars, restaurants and discos tighten further

From January 1, smokers will only be able to light up in closed spaces that are larger than 100 sq m, and have a minimum ceiling height of 3 m. As all smokers will be aware, there are already tight restrictions on smoking in closed spaces – obliging establishments to have ventilation systems/ separate spaces, etc. These new rules simply add to the existing ones – meaning any space that has invested in the past, but is smaller than 100 sq m or with a ceiling height lower than 3m, can no longer permit smoking.