Jan 5, 2011 English 1st Paragraph
A tough anti-smoking law has taken effect in Spain. The ban – one of the strictest in Europe – outlaws smoking in all bars and restaurants. Smokers will also be prohibited on television broadcasts, near hospitals or in school playgrounds. […] Spain has a strong cafe culture and the owners of bars and cafes have complained the law will hurt business…
- If a law or rule is strict or tough, it is not flexible, it limits you very much, it doesn’t allow you to do many things.
- new anti-smoking rules take effect: new rules against smoking will start to be used
- If you outlaw something, you prohibit it, you don’t allow or permit it.
- If you complain about something, you say that it’s wrong or not satisfactory.