Sweden is banning outdoor smoking in certain public places including playgrounds and train station platforms. In a 142-120 vote the Riksdagen, the Swedish Parliament extended the smoking ban as of July 1, 2019.
Smoking in outdoor restaurants and entrances to booths for smokers will also be banned. Smoking is currently allowed only in designated smoking areas in most workplaces and public places.
According to the new law, the goal is to make the Scandinavian country smoke-free by 2025.