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Germans Find Innovative Ways to Beat Smoking Ban

Until recently, Germany was one of western Europe's last bastions for smokers.


Many Germans are ignoring the smoking ban

While bans went into place in the UK, Spain, Italy and Ireland, Germans continued to light up in restaurants and bars. But now, that's changed. Germany's federal states have been introducing wide-ranging smoking bans, and they're not popular with everyone. Some don't like the government trying to change their behavior. Others say the law could lead to traditional bars becoming a thing of the past.

Report: Kyle James from Berlin

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