Smoking ban in different countries of the world. Part 2
In May 2008 during preparations to Olympic Games in Chinese capital - Beijing came into force smoking ban in majority of public buildings. This measure was undertaken as attempt to oppose 350 million army of smokers from China and also it was compulsory measure to clean city before games start. On each three cigarettes that are smoked in the world, 25 per cent of them are smoked in China.
Smoking is prohibited in public transport, markets and other closed premises since February 7th, 2005. Authorities try to restrict harm caused to health of citizens and favor change of society attitude to smoking. Cuban leader Fidel Castro quit smoking in 1986 for health reason.
Estonia has joined European countries that prohibit smoking in bars and restaurants from June 5th, 2007. Law prohibits smoking in coffee shops, restaurants, bars, night clubs, except special zones and on bus stops and underground railway stations. Breakers are subject to penalty in amount of 80 euro when owners of coffee shops and restaurants in which visitor will start smoking can face penalty in amount till 2000 euro.
Finland has presented similar measure from June 1st, 2007.