Some 71 percent of Czechs support the ban on smoking in restaurants, which has been in effect for about one year. The ban is opposed by 12 percent of people, according to a survey of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University made in cooperation with the Ipsos agency.
People also go to restaurants more often than three years ago, according to the survey. Traffic has increased mainly due to customers who rarely went in the past, mostly non-smokers.
There has been an effort in the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Parliament, to weaken some aspects of the law.
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