Sweden expands smoking ban

Monday, July 8, 2019 - 4:38pm


This week Sweden took another step toward becoming a smoke-free country. As of July 1, Swedes can't smoke in playgrounds, railway stations and outdoor sections of restaurants and bars. The new restrictions also cover electronic cigarettes. Sweden's prime minister wants the country to be completely smoke-free by 2025. But smoker Niklas Qvarnström lives in Stockholm, and he's not a fan.