Tourists warned as Spain bans smoking at popular hotspot beach
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A Spanish council has revealed another popular beach is set to become smoke-free.
If you love nothing more than jetting off on holiday, treating yourself to some ciggies at Duty Free and kicking back on the beach with a cocktail in hand and cigarette in the other, then you need to be careful which beach you next visit in Spain.
Earlier this year, Spain introduced a smoking ban on 28 popular beaches across the Balearic Islands.
The 28 'smoke-free zones' include beaches in Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza.
In Majorca, the beaches where you're no longer allowed to take a cheeky puff are: Sant Joan, Sa Platgeta, Santa Ponsa, Cala Estància and Cala Sant Vicenç.
In Menorca, if you fancy not coughing on anyone else's fumes you can visit Binissafúller or Platja Gran.
And in Ibiza, you should leave your cigarettes firmly at the bottom of your bag if visiting Playa de Santa Eulalia del Río and Playa de Talamanca.
The latest beach to be announced as a 'smoke-free zone' in Spain is Caló des Moro located in San Antonio, Ibiza.
San Antonio City Council not only want to improve the health of locals and those on holiday, but are sick of seeing cigarette butts littered all over the sand.
If the smoking ban in Caló des Moro goes well, the council are hoping to expand it across more beaches across San Antonio too.
If you do get caught smoking a cigarette, you may not be fined as it's up to each individual area and council in the country whether or not they want to enforce the new law passed in Spain last year giving them the power to dole out the punishment.
However, it's probably best not to risk it, with fines going up to £1,700 (€2,000) - so why not give your poor lungs a break for a week or two?
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Consumption, as per the Daily Record, said: "The objective of the campaign is to create a network of healthy beaches, understanding the Balearic coast as a playful space for the enjoyment of outdoor activities that enriches the health of the people who come, promoting smoke-free spaces.
"Today, tobacco use is one of the leading causes of preventable disease and death worldwide. Exposure to smoke from tobacco products has been shown to cause health problems similar to those caused by tobacco use."