Smoking ban likely from next summer
Smoking bans have arrived: in a surprisingly large number of countries you may no longer smoke in a restaurant, pub or other public space.
Earlier attempts to impose a ban in Bulgaria failed due to strong opposition from restaurant owners. Now Bulgaria's cabinet has issued a proposal to introduce a full smoking ban for closed public areas on June 1, 2012.
It remains to be seen whether Bulgarians will put up with it – although the Irish and Spanish surprised everyone by going along with their ban.