SMOKING BAN UNLIKELY TO CHANGE IN HOLLAND



The Dutch parliament seems keen on stamping out any hope that a recent case will set precident in the thorny issue of the smoking ban

The Dutch parliament seems keen on stamping out any hope that a recent case will set precedent in the thorny issue of the smoking ban. A court in Den Bosch recently ruled that there was no legal reason for the smoking ban to apply to an establishment if that establishment does not employ any staff. Nevertheless it seems increasingly unlikely that the ruling will affect the current situation on the ban of cigarette smoking in bars, hotels, restaurants and cafes. Most of the Dutch parliament is behind the move to ban smoking cigarettes from all public places.