Smoking restrictions are gradually creeping across the land.
The politicians could ignore the trend for much longer…..
Give that Germany has a federal structure, stuff like this gets done regionally.
So some states have a smoking restriction in place in August, Hessen (neighbouring state) from October, Rheinland-Pfalz (i.e. Mainz) February 2008….
Wrote to Kurt Beck, the premier, asking him which good reason he had for exposing bar staff and sundry guests to a health hazard for a second longer than necessary, but I’ve yet to receive a reply.
You can still smoke in the open, though, if you’re that way inclined….