Are the French really going to give up smoking? There are some efforts underway, at least in Paris:
The reputation of Paris's cafes as charming but smokey establishments where customers light up cigarettes with a laissez faire disregard for others could come in for a change under a new initiative launched by the city.
The municipality, in tandem with France's main hospitality union, announced cafes, restaurants and hotels may from mid-November be issued with a label declaring "This is a 100 percent smoke-free place".
Hmm, I'd be surprised if the non-smoking trend catches on. After all, let's not forget that France gave us this: