New legislation banning smoking in public places came into effect today.
One of the key elements of the Cayman Islands’ Tobacco Law 2008 is that smoking restrictions will apply in certain public places from December 31 2009.
Buildings covered by the law include enclosed restaurants and bars, public transportation terminals, public toilets, shopping malls and shops.
The legislation permits designated smoking areas in open areas of bars and restaurants. These must be clearly signed and 10 feet from non-smoking areas.