Smoking in restaurants and pubs will be probably forbidden since the end of May 2017. A total smoking ban was approved by the Lower house of Parliament this morning – 118 lawmakers were present.
The draft legislation now goes to the Senate. If it wins approval there and is signed by the president it should come into force in May of next year.
The government-proposed legislation was defended by the newly appointed Health Minister Miloslav Ludvik who said it was a vital step in protecting public health