The Canadian Press: Spain vows to temporarily close restaurant whose owner is defying new smoking ban: "A Spanish official says a restaurant that is defying a new law banning smoking in bars and eateries will be shut down.
Andalusian regional Health Minister Maria Jesus Montero told reporters that officials will visit the restaurant Thursday in the southern resort town Marbella and tell it to obey the law or force it to close for two months.
But manager Javier Milla told The Associated Press that the Asador Guadalmina restaurant will not comply and wants to keep letting customers smoke.
The law imposing tighter restrictions on smoking in public places took effect Jan 2 to much grumbling from the hospitality industry."
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