Ukraine: A new law extends smoking ban.
A new law has entered into force that has extended the existing smoking
Smoking is now prohibited on the premises of all restaurants, cafes and
bars and in cultural,
sport and government buildings (the ban previously covered health and education
The new law also prohibits smoking at public transport stops in addition
to the existing ban
that covered public transport vehicles. It became effective from December
Source: WHO News: June 2012
However, the real situation (as usual in Ukraine) is far from what the
Most restaurants and clubs still allow to smoke and even offer Shisha/Kalean,
according to the travellers' information appeared on the TripAdviser.
It is known that the smoking restriction in Ukraine is incomplete with a low enforcement.
Source: University of Texas Libraries
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The article was written in January 2015 by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.