January 12 Florence, Italy, intends to expand the scope of the ban on smoking in parks, bus stops and other outdoor public places where people are usually crowded and where minors gather.
The Italian version of the European “local” news website reported on the 11th that Florence City Councilor Chechilia Del Re told Italian newspaper Republic that the city council intends to include the above-mentioned new measures in the air pollution-related plan to be adopted at the end of February.
Considering the need to allow time for defining violations and promoting new regulations, the ban is expected to enter into force around June this year.
If the ban goes into effect, Florence will become the second big city in Italy to impose a smoking ban in some outdoor public places after Milan.
According to Milan’s ban on smoking in outdoor public places scheduled to be implemented this month, no smoking or smoking is allowed in outdoor public places such as bus stops, parks, stadiums, children’s playgrounds, graveyards, etc.
as long as there are others within 10 meters around.
Italy has introduced an indoor smoking ban since 2005.
According to the “local” news website, the relevant regulations are not as strict as those of other countries in Europe.
For example, in Italy, people can still smoke in bars, restaurant terraces, etc.