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TOBACCO AND NICOTINE USE IN THE EU
The law of Malta
By 5 October 2005 smoking was prohibited in any enclosed private or public premises which is open to the public, including workplaces. However, designated smoking rooms (DSRs) are allowed in bars, restaurants and workplaces. Bars and restaurants with an area of >60m2 have to become smokefree or have a DSR. The DSR should be separate and fully enclosed, and not require non-smokers to pass through it. Fines range from 232 euros to 1 162 euros.
- The legal smoking age is 16 per Tobacco (Smoking Control) Act 1986,Sec.14(1), although the purchase age is 18.