Smoking could be banned on beaches at tourist hotspots in Spain

Eularia (stock image). Photo: Shutterstock

THE GENERAL directorate of Public Health has proposed a new scheme to ban smoking from several beaches in the Balearic Islands.

All coastal town halls belonging to the island have been requested to voluntarily introduce smoke-free beaches in a bid to reduce the consumption of cigarettes and promote healthy habits.

The only beach that has a smoking ban in the Balearics is Santa Eularia.

“It is a program to invite the municipalities that want to do it voluntarily to convert their beaches, some of them or a part of their beaches in spaces where smoking is prohibited”, said Maria Ramos, head of the directorate.

According to Spanish press, a meeting was set to take place after the Easter holidays in which the town halls will be presented with materials such as flyers, brochure and badges to try and launch the initiative.

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