There is a new bill that would strictly prohibit smoking in outdoor areas and spaces near public buildings such as schools, colleges, and hospitals.
According to media sources, the new legislation aims to restrict the use and sale of vape and other tobacco products in Portugal, according to a May 16 news release.
One new bill would strictly prohibit smoking in outdoor area spaces near public buildings such as schools, colleges, and hospitals. It would also tighten controls on the sale and marketing of cigarettes and other tobacco products in the country.
According to Euronews, the goal is set to have them available for order only in tobacco stores, gas stations, and airports by 2025.
If enacted, it will no longer be possible to sell tobacco directly or through vending machines in restaurants, bars, concert halls and venues, casinos, fairs, and exhibitions, among other places. Such products will also be completely banned at music festivals.
Portugal also complies with the European Directive of June 29, 2022, which places heated tobacco products on the same footing as other tobacco products.