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Latino Daily News

Friday January 14, 2011

Restaurant in Spain Finds Unusual Way Around the Smoking Ban: A Smoking Van (VIDEO)

“La Abadía” Restaurant in Nigrán, Pontevedra has parked a white van on the street directly in front of the shop, and loaded it with a table and enough chairs to fit six comfortable smokers inside of it.

“If there are clients who want to smoke, they have the right without having to be in the cold of the street,” said manager Fernando Sánchez.

The Basque government had plans to make the smoking ban even tougher, and forbid drivers to smoke in private cars, when there are children present, but have decided not to implement those plans just yet.  A toast to Spanish ingenuity.