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Monaco bans smoking and vaping on beaches

Monaco bans smoking and vaping on beaches

By Cassandra Tanti - June 24, 2021

The government has decided to make all beaches in the Principality non-smoking this summer for the comfort of beach-goers and to protect the environment.

For over a decade, the Principality has run the ‘Monaco Plage Propre’ campaign, providing sun-seeking smokers with free self-service ashtrays to keep the beaches clean.

But on Thursday, the government announced that it will ban smoking altogether on beaches from this Saturday 26th June to Thursday 30th September.

The rule will apply to the new Larvotto beach, set to reopen soon to the public, as well as the Plage du Solarium near quai Casiraghi.

The ban applies to both tobacco and electronic cigarettes.

There will be designated areas for smokers on some beaches, identified by a tick sign, except the Pêcheurs beach because of its small size.

“Through this action, the Principality wishes to protect its population from the risks associated with passive smoking, and to guarantee the balance of its natural environment,” said the government in a statement.

 

 

 

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