The Dutch Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Court of Appeal in The Hague to ban designated smoking areas in bars. The Court  ruled that the use of these areas is in breach with the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).

For more information see the Dutch press release and the decision (in Dutch).

The non-smokers association (Nederlandse Nietrokersvereniging CAN was assisted before the Supreme Court by Niels van Steijn. For more cases before the Supreme Court handled by Niels van Steijn click here.