Majority of Czechs against smoking in restaurants, suggests poll

The majority of Czechs, roughly two thirds, are against smoking in pubs and restaurants, suggests a new survey conducted by the CVVM agency. According to the survey, some 38 percent of respondents are against the government-proposed ban on smoking in public places. In 2011, only 51 percent of people supported the ban, while 44 disagreed with it. The bill was approved by the Czech government in June and is now waiting to be debated by the lower house.

Author: Ruth Fraňková