Ooh La La! A Smoke-Free France

Even in a country known for its love of libertyand smokingthe Jan. 1 ban on lighting up in restaurants and bars has been met, mostly, with approval

On a gray January morning in Paris, Sebastien Jauny huddles against the door of a café in the rain, shivering in his long black overcoat, a cigarette dangling from his mouth. The ban on smoking in restaurants and bars has been in effect only one day, but Jauny, himself a manager of a bar a few doors down on chic Boulevard Saint-Germain, is already fed up—and freezing.

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