This summer on the five beaches of Lloret de Mar were banned from smoking. About this vacationers are informed by posters with the inscription in several languages ”Zone without smoke”.
The ban was adopted at the beginning of the year, but only with the onset of the summer came into full force. It is not used everywhere, but only on beaches decorated with the Blue Flag, which means exceptional natural characteristics and the highest level of service on the beach. As noted by the representative of the municipality Jordi Orobitt, the cigarette butts stuck in the sand do not adorn the landscape, but also pollute the environment.
The beach Sa Boadella is considered the best in Lloret de Mar, so the ban on smoking extends to the entire beach area, the rest of the ban applies only to areas where children are bathing and where various services are provided for family leisure – mini-clubs, sports games, bibliography .
Orobitg added that the municipality had inspired the project implemented in Galicia to this decision and stressed that Lloret de Mar is one of the most attractive holiday destinations in Catalonia, receiving 1.3 million tourists annually. Therefore, despite the discontent of many smokers, the ban on smoking in selected areas will remain in force.