Smoking On Beaches In Spain?
- Víctormanuel Paz
Irish tourists have been warned of a new rule on certain beaches in Spain that could see people fined heft sums. Smoking is now illegal on all beaches in Barcelona, with the ban coming into effect since Friday, July 1. This means that anyone caught smoking on any of the city’s beaches will be fined €30.
- The new law comes after a pilot project last year which saw smoking banned on four of the city’s 10 local beaches;
- The pilot project saw the amount of cigarettes butts left on the beach greatly reduced, which prompted the new law to be introduced;
READ MORE: The city website states: “This ban is based on environmental protection & the right of citizens to enjoy a clean public space, free of smoke & cigarette butts. ” Spain has some of the toughest anti-smoking laws in Europe. Smoking has also been banned on beaches in other parts of Spain for environmental reasons. READ NEXT :
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Is it illegal to smoke in public?
There cannot be any smoking place in public places as all the public places have to be smoke-free. But, there are some provisions under which a smoking area can be provided by the owners, proprietors, manager, supervisor or the person in-charge of affairs at places like hotels and restaurants.
Can you smoke in public in Barcelona?
No Smoking – Smoking is prohibited in publicly accessible buildings and public transport (including taxis), at work, in train stations, in discotheques, in bars and restaurants, outdoors on the premises of hospitals, health centres, schools and kindergartens.
Are the beaches in Barcelona clean?
4) Sitges Beaches – This beach is outside Barcelona and you’ll need to catch a train from Sants station – journey time approximate 30 minutes. All of Barcelona beaches are clean and well maintained. The sea water is clear and just right for taking a swim.