New Caledonia restricts smoking
Updated at 2:36 pm on 21 February 2013
Smoking restrictions have come into force in New Caledonia today.
It is now forbidden to smoke in public places, affecting 380 restauranst and bars territory-wide.
An exception has been granted to casinos which have been given a two-year grace period.
France banned smoking in public places in 2007.
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