Croatian smoking ban reversal could ignite trade09 October 2009
Smokers on holiday in Croatia can light up again in public from today after the country's smoking ban was overturned.
One in three Croatians smoke and, according to restaurant and cafe owners, so do many of the visitors to the Adriatic coast.
It is hoped the reversal of the ban will lead to busier bars and pubs, which could improve the holiday atmosphere for many tourists in the country.
Morena Tolj, who supports the government's decision, said: "Being a heavy smoker I preferred to stay at home than to go out and abstain."
Last month online magazine In2Town recommended Dubrovnik, in the south of Croatia, as one of the "most beautiful" spots in Europe.
Its long unspoilt coastline with a plentiful supply of beautiful beachside restaurants, cafes and bars could be tempting for many people searching for the perfect holiday.
Croatia's rich history may also be appealing to potential holidaymakers - and with large cities now welcoming smokers again now could be the ideal time to experience the famous Croatian hospitality.
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