The national ban on smoking in public places was introduced at the start of 2011 and caused a good deal of controversy at the time. Since then, the number of inspections to ensure that it is being enforced in the Balearics has decreased substantially. In the first year of the ban there were 3,870 inspections. These fell sharply to 911 in 2012 and have been decreasing ever since. There were 845 in 2013, 730 in 2014 and only 128 last year.