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THE Spanish Confederation of Hoteliers and Tourist Accommodation (CEHAT) has recommended to owners of catering establishments that, for the moment, they do not carry out “any work or alterations” to conform to the Antitobacco Law. They want to wait until they know the contents of the regulations explaining how the law is to be applied, which regional governments are preparing.
The hoteliers association warned businesses in the sector that a “multitude of companies” were “falsely” offering to their potential clients solutions for dispersing the smoke and the bad smell which smoking produces, while at the same time offering to do alterations for the companies “without knowing the real implications of the regulations and the law”. “The truth is that, depending on the work to be done, the costs of alterations could rocket. But there there could be problems with obtaining licences, problems with emergency exits or acoustic problems” a spokesman for the association said.