Smokers are less welcome in the capital of France, because from Friday a smoking ban applies in 52 parks and public gardens of the city of lights, accounting for 10 percent of the Parisian green space.
The city council has announced this.
Anyone caught in the act of lighting a cigarette or other tobacco product will receive a fine of 38 euros.
The smoking ban, incidentally, does not apply in the largest parks in the city, which are frequently visited by picnickers in the summer.
According to EU statistics from 2014, France is the country with the most smokers from all EU Member States, although according to the Santé Publique France health agency, around 1.6 million smokers have extinguished the cigarette for good since 2016 and the number of smokers has fallen up to 25.4 percent of the population.
On the other hand, the number of deaths from tobacco-related causes is increasing by 5 percent per year.
This is a consequence of the increase in smoking in the female part of the population between the 1970s and 1990s.
31 May has been declared World No Tobacco Day by the World Health Organization.