Wednesday, July 30, 2008

German Constitutional Court Overturns Smoking Ban

In a not so surprising move the highest court of Germany today decided, that the rules to ban smoking in bars are unconstitutional. Under the current regulations restaurants and bars are obliged to open up separate rooms for smokers. This however was a huge disadvantage for small one room bars, as their customers weren't allowed to smoke at all.
The states now have until 2009 to redraw the rules, and remove the ban and allow smoking or totally ban smoking.

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