President Miloš Zeman signed the anti-smoking law, which will become effective from May 31, which is World No Tobacco Day.

The president’s signature makes complete the ban on smoking in indoor areas of restaurants, theaters, cafes, and cinemas throughout the Czech Republic.

Movie theaters, concert venues, exhibition halls, and indoor sports settings are banned from having separate rooms for smokers.

In relation to smoking, every year in the Czech Republic died about 18 thousand people.

Unlike most of Europe, Czechs have remained tolerant of smoking. Right now it is up to restaurant owners to decide whether to allow or ban it