As of midnight tonight it will be illegal to smoke in any indoor public space, anywhere in Romania.
How long have we waited for this day?
A smoke-free Bucharest, a smoke-free Romania and… we are not there to enjoy it. Still, we are back on Monday, and look forward to taking the family out for dinner at the restaurant of their choosing, safe in the knowledge that we will not all smell like a packet of Kent at the end of the evening.
PS We went to Haveli on Sunday night to pick up a takeaway (Who cooks on Sundays?) and noticed that they had already imposed a ban on smoking inside: there were three or four chaps tabbing away at the entrance.
PPS We eagerly await despatches from our reader(s) of how the law is enforced (or not) over the first few days. Which venue will be the first to be closed down by the authorities for ignoring the ban?