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Totalitarian hell: Sweden votes to extend smoking ban to most public places

Totalitarian hell: Sweden votes to extend smoking ban to most public places

Sweden is banning outdoor smoking in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms. In a 142-120 vote on Wednesday, the Riksdagen extended the smoking ban as of July 1, 2019. Smoking in outdoor restaurants and entrances to booths for smokers will also be banned. In Sweden, smoking is currently allowed in designated smoking areas in most workplaces and public places. Official figures show only 11 per cent of the Swedish population of 10 million smoked daily in 2016, with about 10 percent smoking occasionally.

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