The Swedish government recently passed a new "smoking law" that came into force on the 1st of July -- The new legislation includes new regulations and guidelines on where smokers are allowed to consume their tobacco and the prohibitions also applies for "vapes". Breaking this law is punished with a fine. So, what does this mean? It means that is now illegal to smoke: * At open-air restaurants/bars/cafés. * Schoolyards, public parks and playgrounds. * Bus stops and platforms. * By the entrenences to places like stores, hospitals and offices. * At sport stadiums. * At public beaches. * Restaurants are allowed to install separate "smoking huts", but smokers are not allowed to consume food or beverage in the "smoking hut". It seems as if it is no longer legal to smoke anywhere and instead of just banning tobacco and smoking altogether, the State used their inferal genius to make their draconian guardianship look less malicious. I am not even a smoker and still I find this absolutely disgusting and feel like becoming a smoker just to rebel against this lunacy. If you are no longer allowed to smoke "nearby entrenences" or even in a park, it means it is basically impossible to light a cigarette if you live in the city. To discuss: What is your initial reaction? Is this good or bad? What do you think the implication will be? Where are the smokers supposed to enjoy their cigarettes now? Is it OK to pass a law that favours one group such as non-smokers over smokers? Anything else to add?