MYTHBUSTER: French people smoke as heavily as ever

The French are often portrayed as heavy smokers and packets of Gauloises – strong, unfiltered cigarettes – are said to be dirt cheap here. 

This is false!

The country banned smoking in public places in 2006, but some still consider it a smoky destination, thanks to businesses often side-stepping regulations via indoor fumoirs and restaurant smoking terraces.

However, since the 1950s smoking has dropped ...

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