Ban on Smoking...
Smoking is from the 1st January 2008 forbidden in most public places in Portugal.
Schools are amongst those places. Smoking is no more allowed, anywhere, not even in the open spaces.
I believe that this is probably a good measure to educate teenagers against the addiction on cigarettes. Smoking has been socially accepted for many generations and teenagers often smoke to feel older, to imitate their "role models".
I hope that this legislation discourages young people from smoking offering them the possibility to have a better health.