In a statement the minister said that she intends to introduce a decree into parliament at the end of June with immediate effect.
Ensuring that the busy summer months would be tobacco smoke free in children's play areas.
There will also be a campaign to help people stop smoking with a phone number, 39 89, available to offer advice.
And the minister also said that bars and restaurants should do more to make sure outside terraces are smoke-free, to appeal to more visitors and tourists.
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