On-the-spot France

Rise in female and teenage smokers after five years of French smoking ban

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It’s international no-smoking day. Despite a ban on smoking in all public places in France including bars, restaurants and the workplace, about 30 per cent of French people continue to drag on a fag. Indeed, the number of female and teenage smokers has actually increased since 2007 when the ban was introduced.

Reuters/Susana Vera