IN THE end, fears that the smoking ban introduced on January 1 would be ignored proved unfounded. The overwhelming majority of people complied, with only 49 violations reported at the weekend. Forty-seven of these were in Limassol which experienced the largest number of inspections – almost twice as many as the other towns.
Police said they had not reported all violations – in several cases officers made do with verbal warnings to law-breakers – and added they were satisfied with the general respect shown for the ban. We should not be surprised, as Cypriots have complied with smoking bans in theatres and cinemas for many years while the more recent ban imposed in airports has also been observed.Read More