Public places without tobacco: new places where you will not be able to smoke

Since the first beach without tobacco in Nice in 2011, other French cities like Strasbourg are following the example by banning smoking in public spaces.

On the beach of Centenaire in Nice, glued to the famous Promenade des Anglais, it is almost impossible to find, nestled between two pebbles, a butt. Since 2011, this outdoor public space has been labeled "beach without tobacco". A certification developed by the League against cancer in partnership with the municipality. Since*, "nearly 1,000 spaces have been labeled tobacco-free spaces in 300 municipalities and 38 departments", informs the association.

Latest: Strasbourg, Beauvais and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Since Sunday, July 1, it is no longer possible to enter the seven parks of Strasbourg (67) with a lighted cigarette. If this year, the smokers will not be verbalized, beginning of 2019, they will have to pay 38 euros for smoking, and 68 euros for the rejection of a butt. The event was highly publicized, this is the first time that a large city applies the ban to all of these parks and public gardens.

At one day, Saturday, June 30, the city of Beauvais (60), also decided to propose a place entirely non-smoking, the water of Canada, to its inhabitants.

In Vendée, a part (1,7 km) of the Great beach of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is labeled "beach without tobacco" since Sunday, until September 2nd. A first for the Pays de la Loire.

Others "tobacco-free public spaces in front of schools and outdoor spaces of hospitals and stadiums"have also made their debut in 2016 and 2017. This is the case of the Charles-Perrens hospital in Bordeaux, which became two years ago, the first health facility in Aquitaine to set up tobacco-free spaces.

* At the end of 2017

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