Last Saturday, it came into force in Monaco a law that bans tobacco in public places. It was planned that casinos would be excluded, but finally, they would not be benefited on any status in particular.
The implementation of the norm will no doubt be controversial, because the casino managers think that part of their customers will stop visiting their venues. The anti-tobacco law was voted at the end of April in Monaco National Parliament, includes the prohibition to smoke in “closed and covered public places or that constitute a working place”, from November 1st.
Monaco had not officially penalized smoking in bars and restaurants yet, although several venues are already applying the norm.
A speaker of the Tobacco Leasing Company, cited by the newspaper Monaco-Matin, estimates that the application of the anti-tobacco law must include a 6% discount in prescriptions.