Sweden's restaurants, bars, pubs, and cafes went mostly smokefree on June 1, 2005. The law unfortunately allows for smoking rooms, so workers in these establishments do not have occupational health protection from secondhand smoke.
Swedes are overwhelmingly supportive of smokefree indoor air. Even before the
law took effect, opinion polls showed that 85%
of respondents said they would eat-out more often or as often once restaurants
went smokefree, and 77% of respondents said they were in favor of smokefree
To learn more about tobacco control efforts in Sweden, visit the TobaksFakta web site, run by the Swedish National Institute of Public Health. Translation into English available on bottom far right of website.
Carlsson, N.; Johansson, A.; Abrahamsson, A.; Andersson Gare, B., "How to minimize children's environmental tobacco smoke exposure: an intervention in a clinical setting in high risk areas," BMC Pediatrics 13(76), May 15, 2013.
is an exemption not an exemption? When the EU Commission says so
eyes smoking ban in parks and cars
Castles - Alice Glass Breaks Swedish Smoking Ban
mulls ban on smoking outdoors
The Swedish government is looking at extending a current ban on smoking to ... Since 2005, smoking in pubs and restaurants has been banned in Sweden.
city eyes far-reaching smoking ban
26 (UPI) -- Authorities in a Swedish city say they are considering
a smoking ban for city employees during working hours, even if they
are working from home ...
smokers hit with ban
Stockholm city employees will be ordered to stub out their cigarettes at work from May 1st next year as the city is the latest Swedish municipality to announce a ban. ...
affirmed right to smoke in own garden
On Friday, the the Environmental High Court made a final ruling that the woman may light up as much as she wants to in her own garden.
In its decision, the court said that the neighbour had been been unable
to prove that the woman's smoke poses such a significant threat
to human health that the environmental code would prescribe prohibiting
the woman to smoke in the garden. ...
Swedes support ban on outdoor smoking
back al fresco smoking ban
73 percent of Swedes back a ban on smoking in outside dining areas of cafés and restaurants, according to a new poll by Synovate on commission from the Swedish Network of Tobacco Prevention published on Monday. ...
to smoke-free Sweden
On June 1st 2005 restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs throughout Sweden open their doors to a breath of fresh air. A smoking ban is the latest step in the countryâ?(TM)s long-term efforts to combat the problems of tobacco consumption.