Smoking ban in France, Germany and Switzerland
Tobacco advertisement appeared in the underground free passage from Monaco's
station to the downtown and yacht harbour.
No other tobacco ad was observed in Monaco. Was this tunnel built by a
donation of the tobacco company?
A Terminal-5 building of Healthrow airport opened in 2008. No smoking is
allowed inside and outside building.
As of November 2008, in Monaco, smoking is not allowed in enclosed or covered
public spaces and
places where food or flammable goods are stored. Designated smoking areas
are allowed except in
educational institutions and places open to athletes and minors. These
designated smoking areas may
not offer any service, in an effort to prevent exposure to smoke by workers.
England's smoking ban took effect since July 2007. The new law is intended
to cut deaths from
second-hand smoke. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland already have been
similar bans in place.
Doctors estimate second-hand smoke kills more than 600 people a year. It
may help smokers to quit,
and discourage children from taking up the habit.
There are no-smoking facilities anywhere in the terminal building in the
People caught illegally smoking could be fined up to 200 pounds.
(L) No-smoking signs of a glass wall of an overpass corridor
(R) A sign plate at La Hospital Saint-Louis in Paris
A young woman and obese man smoking at the narrow street of souvenir shops
to the Mont Saint-Michel's abbey
(L) A sign board that prohibits smoking in the train of SNCF (R) Station
staff was smoking outside their office at Marseille railway station.
A train passenger was smoking on the plateform, during a short stop at
(L) Passengers smoking outside the station building, at Marseille
(M) Smokers are talking with tobacco in their hands outside of the Strasbourg
(R) Smoking on sitting in the plaza of Alexanderplatz station, Berlin
The Martinstor, one of the original city gates, Freiburg and a smoker
Smokers in cities of Freiburg and Basal and in a designated smoking area
of Berlin-Friedrichstrasse station
(L) This picture shows a Strasbourg tram and a man smoking inside the train,
who used the tramcar for the duration of one stop, without buying a ticket.
(R) An automatic vending machine for tobacco sale, observed in Berlin Tegel
The price of Malboro and Lucky Strike is 5 Euros per pack.
You first put the number of tobacco goods, and insert a credit card or
put a coin in order to buy.
Smoking is allowed in a bar in Basel. Smokers. The sign plate was observed
in the business town of Basal, Switzerland.
A widespread ban has been into force in France on smoking in workplaces
since February 2007.
People lighting up in airports, railway stations, hospitals, schools, shops,
restaurants, bars and
offices will face fines.
In Berlin, Germany, the non-smoking law came into effect on 1 January 2007.
the smoking ban is generally observed in cafes, theatres and restaurants
(where food is served),
but not in bars.
In August 2007, the states of Barden-Wuerttemberg and Lower Saxony banned
restaurants, bars and clubs. In October 2007 Hesse also passed a law with
Most of the other German states followed in January 2008; however, many
of these ban still
allowed smoking in separate ventilated rooms. Smoking is banned on public
airports and in public and federal buildings, including the parliament.
In Switzerland, the restriction of smoking in a public space is regulated
by the Canton, not nationally.
Geneva introduced a stricter ban, which includes bars and restaurants.
On the other, Zurich has
only outlawed smoking in public buildings. In 2008, Basel Stadt has voted
to ban smoking in all
restaurants and public places in the city. The writer could not find the
exact time, when it starts
to enforce. However, in May 2011, it seems to be clear that total smoking
ban is applied to all
restaurants, but not bars.
Smoking ban in the railway trains of the world
Smoking Status in Germany 2013
Smoking Status in Switzerland 2013
France, Germany and Switzerland
Paris 2011 Mont Saint-Michel Marseille Nice Monaco Lyon Strasbourg Freiburg
The photographs were taken in May, and the article was written in June
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.
Information was added in July 2013.