Smoking Ban in Spain*
4300 Reports and Thousands of Sanctions!
But some may be disobeying!!
Police officers watch out for smoking in public
|Caught on camera: waiter smoking!!|
- 4305 Reports by local authorities (Policia Municipal and Guardia Civil).
- 3485 Were given a warning.
- 1739 Received a fine.
Madrid City Council issued 620 warnings after receiving 930 reports,
however, no one was fined!
Some bars and restaurants, in the more exclusive areas of Madrid, may be dodging terrace regulations because they haven’t adapted yet or perhaps have a permissive attitude towards their customers smoking?
According to our Chief Legal Officer: "50% of the area within the perimeter must be open air."
Ayuntamiento de Madrid declined to provide any information regarding how many inspections carried out.