Smoking banned in public places in Majorca.

Smoking banned in public places in Majorca.

27-08-2020Jaume Morey

Smoking in the street, on the beach, on terraces, in parks and in any other public space in the Balearic Islands is banned from Friday, August 28 and anyone caught having a quick puff will be fined 100 euros.

Not wearing a face mask is also punishable with a 100 euro fine, but the penalty for other sanctions such as breaking the limit of 10 people in groups of friends or relatives has yet to be announced.

Local Police

The sanctions will be imposed by Local Police, who are also monitoring the use of face masks and according to Government figures, several hundred people have already been fined for not wearing one.

The President of the Government, Francina Armengol, held a videoconference with Mayors from the Island on Thursday to ask for their collaboration to make sure the new regulations are followed.

From Friday masks must be worn in the workplace and capacity at bars and restaurants is limited to 50%.

Armengol explained to the Mayors that the entire population must help stem the spread of Covid-19 by being responsible. She also thanked them for increasing disinfection work and stepping up inspections in their Municipalities.

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barker barker / Hace 14 days

was going to book a 2 week holiday in mallorca will not be going now.due to the smoking ban.bye bye mallorca

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Juan love / Hace 8 months

Yeah, good one Fiona.

What about the rights of 600,000 people a year who die from passive smoking?

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Martin / Hace 8 months

Couldn’t agree with Mark more. With the ban on inside smoking in restaurants (not just Mallorca), outside terraces have an even greater number of smokers. Have you noticed when you pass a person smoking on the street, just how many meters you walk and still smell the smoke? Disgusting and dangerous habit.

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Fiona / Hace 8 months

I believe the smoking ban breaches the Human Rights Act. Whilst it would be hoped that smokers are considerate in their habits! However, Section 1 of the Act required that any compulsory intervention be tailored to the particular needs and circumstances of the individual and undertaken in the least restrictive manner possible

In a decided case :- The Court noted that article 8(2) authorises interventions which are necessary in a democratic society for the protection of health and morals, but it does not authorise "lifestyle fascism"

Hence this smoking ban is in breach of Human Rights. Freedom of individuals is more important than those who dislike the smoking habit

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Mark Badoer / Hace 9 months

Kathy, your smoking annoys other people. Walk in or out of Alcampo or Carrefour in a cloud of smoke, or sit at a terrace, not enjoying your food and drink, because of someone smoking near you. Smoke in your garden, your car, your bedroom, your shower (difficult, unless you have a very big nose), but do NOT smoke near other people. Don´t you get that???? And now it is proven that smoking can transport the Covid-19 virus cells, it is even more important to not smoke near others. But if you cannot fathom that simple message......

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Suzie Rosetta / Hace 9 months

So...where can one smoke then? Is this just for now, during the pandemia og is it a permanent thing?

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ella / Hace 9 months

Ban on smoking. At last!

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Yogi / Hace 9 months

I hope that the ban on smoking in public spaces remains after all this covid chaos has passed. It’s horrible having to breathe other people’s smoke when on a restaurant terrace or at the beach. People just rock up and light up! Not a care for anyone else. Let’s hope it’s enforced. But not much seen of our local Police since the end of the state of alarm. So not likely.

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kathy / Hace 9 months

Omg, WHAT has smoking got to do with covid 19, absolutely ridiculous, must be a selfish none smoker, as this is so wrong,where are our rights,freedom of speech, have we got to have everything taken from us, just cannot see the point in this, one little bit,and how about people that need to calm themselves this is going to cause some people so many issues, a normal person didn't write this rule. WRONG.

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MR B / Hace 9 months

Well done to the government for banning this foul habit on our streets. let's hope it is a permanent thing!

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