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26 May, 2024
 
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Police enforcing smoking ban in closed spaces

Violators will be fined 85 euros

Police and health officials in Cyprus have joined forces to launch a new campaign to combat smoking in closed spaces. The initiative, which began on April 28 and will run until June 17, aims to enforce the Health Protection Law and will involve inspections of nightclubs and other venues where smoking is prohibited.

The inspections will be conducted mainly at night, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays, and anyone found to be violating the law will be subject to its provisions. The public is being reminded that the out-of-court settlement for patrons caught smoking in prohibited areas is 85 euros, while the owners or managers of the leisure centers will also be reported.

The campaign is an effort to create a healthier environment for everyone, as smoking has been linked to a range of health problems, including cancer, heart disease, and stroke. By enforcing existing laws on smoking in public places, the authorities hope to reduce the prevalence of smoking in Cyprus and improve public health.

The police and health officials are urging everyone to be aware of the dangers of smoking and to support efforts to create a smoke-free environment. The campaign is an important step towards achieving this goal, and it is hoped that it will encourage people to take action to protect their health and the health of others.

[With information from official government announcement]

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