Citizens will not be able to purchase smoke from vending machines in places such as restaurants, bars, concert halls, casinos and fairs.
Portugal is preparing to pass a new anti-smoking law, which is expected to tighten the authorities’ grip on the sale and marketing of cigarettes and other tobacco products in the country if it is passed by Parliament.
According to the proposed law, the sale of tobacco in automatic vending machines will be banned in 2025, while smoking will be banned later this year in outdoor places near public buildings such as schools, colleges or hospitals.
According to the new project, citizens will not be able to buy smoke from vending machines in places such as restaurants, bars, concert halls, casinos and exhibitions.
In addition, the sale of tobacco will be limited to designated stores, gas stations and airports as of January 2025.