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Calling all travellers to Goa who smoke

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Calling all travellers to Goa who smoke

I am going to Calangute, Goa at Christmas and have recently heard of a smoking ban over there - can anyone let me know if this is true, how bad is the ban and any way of having a sneaky smoke? all help will be very appreciated - thanks

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North Goa District, India
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1. Re: Calling all travellers to Goa who smoke

Don't worry about that one mate. There is officially a smoking ban but it is not enforced. having said that I don't suggest you go up to the local police and ask for a light. The bars are all supposed to have no smoking signs up or they can be fined but they also have ashtrays on every table. Like a friend pointed out to me, its difficult to enforce when the beach police stop every 300yds and light up themselves. Have fun mate


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The ban has been in place for some years but they really did try to enforce it everywhere last season. Rs100/- fine if you get caught by a policeman, but don't worry they can't confiscate your cigs!!!

It's not the smokers that they try to catch out it's the bar/restaurant owners. If someone's smoking on your premises and you don't have NO SMOKING signs up, you'll be fined, and it's a lot more than RS100/- If the signs are up then it's the smoker that pays the price.