Poll: most Czechs support smoking-ban in restaurants
More than 50 percent of Czechs support a smoking ban in restaurants, while 39 percent support such a ban in bars. The figures come from a poll conducted by the CVVM Agency released on Monday. An overwhelming majority of Czechs, some 95 percent, believe that there should be a ban on smoking in theatres, cinemas and public transport, while as few as 24 percent of those polled said that they would support such a ban in open public spaces. The Czech Chamber of Deputies has recently been discussing whether to change the anti-smoking law. A smoking-ban in restaurants could be introduced as part of the overhaul. The bill has, however, been returned to government health committees for further discussion, and thus its future remains unclear.