• June 12, 2024

Majority report

 Majority report

A tobacco smoking ban in pubs and restaurants that went into force a year ago in the Czech Republic is supported by 71 percent of Czechs, according to a Radio Prague story citing the results of a poll.
The poll, which was carried out by the Ipsos polling agency in co-operation with Charles University, found that 12 percent of respondents were vehemently against the ban.
More than 1,000 people were surveyed.
Surveys suggest that about a quarter of Czechs still smoke.
The Constitutional Court recently rejected a complaint against the smoking ban that was brought on the grounds that it restricted the rights of individuals and entrepreneurs.
And a recent move in Parliament to soften the ban also failed.