Smoking in Paris cafes

Non-smokers in France have lost another attempt to ban smoking on café terraces. A Paris appeal court has rejected a case by Droits des Non-fumeurs against a lower court ruling that affectively allows smoking in café terraces surrounded by plastic rather than glass enclosures.

The problem is what exactly defines an enclosed space – smokers being allowed to smoke in the open – and the lower court decided that light plastic sheeting around a café terrace could not be considered an “enclosure”.

The non-smoking group says it will now ask the ministry of health for a more precise definition.

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