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TOBACCO AND NICOTINE USE IN THE EU
KONSUM VON TABAK UND NIKOTIN IN DER EU
CONSOMMATION DE TABAC ET DE NICOTINE DANS L’UE
The law of Luxembourg
On July 13th, 2006, a new anti-smoking law was adopted. Effective since September 5th, 2006, it bans almost completely advertising for tobacco, and bans smoking in the following public places:
- restaurants (smoking is only allowed in separated rooms, representing no more than 25% of the surface open to the public, with permission from the Health Ministry)
- cafés, if they serve food, from noon to 2pm, and from 7pm to 9pm
- shopping centers
- schools and their facilities (smoking rooms and smoking in the courtyard are not permitted)
- government facilities
- buses and Trains
- hospitals (except in a smoking room for patients).
Regarding smoking in the workplace, the law states that the employer has to insure the protection of smokers in an efficient way against passive smoking.
Individuals contravening the smoking ban face fines of up to € 250 and establishments could be fined up to € 1000.
The tobacco industry is prohibited from sponsoring events for children.