Barcelona is banning smoking on all its beaches following a successful pilot program during the 2021 season.
The ban, which comes into effect on 1 July, aims to protect the environment and ensure the right of citizens to enjoy a clean, unpolluted space, free of smoke and cigarette butts.
For now, municipal employees are asking beach-goers to refrain from smoking. In a few months, the advice will be replaced with a €30 fine.
“I think it’s fair. To keep the beach clean. Also because of the environment. But being able to control every single person will be extremely difficult” said Antonella Bellotti, an Italian tourist.
She recommends keeping a designated smoking area “with
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