In Milan, Italy, it is forbidden to light a cigarette within ten meters of another person, in bus stations, parks, sports stadiums, and children’s play areas, as of Tuesday, January 19. This measure is part of a comprehensive plan to combat pollution.
Scientists have shown that the cause of pollution ranges between 8 and 10 percent to cigarette smoke, and that is why this ban came in the streets. While these measures bothersome, the residents support them, in this city, which is one of the most polluted in Europe.
In addition, the Milan authorities announced another environmental measure to prevent the owner of any bar from leaving the door of his shop open, when the heating process takes place inside.
Italy was the first European country to impose a ban on smoking inside closed public places, and now Milan is the first Italian city to impose such a ban in the open air, and this comes within the framework of measures aimed at improving air quality and combating climate change.
Milan Municipal Adviser, Marco Granelli, says that during the outbreak of the Coronavirus, how human health is fragile when the virus attacks the lungs, and he stressed that keeping people healthy and strong respirators have become a priority.