Why do planes still have ashtrays?
Remember that time you had to use the bathroom on your last flight? You may have noticed a small lever for an ashtray right next to a large no-smoking sign, and wondered to yourself why there would be an ashtray there if people are clearly not allowed to smoke on airplanes anymore? No smoking on…
Rolling Back Public Smoking Bans in Austria
In 2015, the SPÖ (democratic) and ÖVP (conservative) coalition in Austria agreed upon a general smoking ban in restaurants and taverns beginning in May 2018. They even went so far as to incentivize the restaurant industry—they would reimburse 10% of the cost for the reconstruction work separating smokers from non-smokers enforced by a previous regulation…