Older people will remember the times when they were allowed to smoke freely and uninhibitedly on the train, in the cinema, even on the plane. In 2009, the TNRSG (Tobacco and Nonsmoker Protection Act) entered into force in Austria. Since then, smoking has also been prohibited in public transport such as airplanes, trains, buses and trams. The own car but was spared the law. Until now.
Because in Austria applies from 1 May a smoking ban in the car when traveling with minors under the age of 18 years. The ban applies to the driver and all fellow travelers, the ADAC points out. In the event of a violation, the car club will be fined up to € 1,000. Austria is not at the forefront of the law. In Greece and France, smoking is prohibited if minors under the age of 12 are allowed to travel. The same applies to children and adolescents up to the age of 18.