"Anti-smoking war will now be fought in clubs," headlines El Periódico de Catalunya in the wake of the ban on smoking in all public places which came into force two days ago. According to the Barcelona daily, Spain’s café and nightclub owners are dreading "a huge wave of fines prompted by the noise made by customers who will be forced to smoke outside of bars, pubs and discos." The new anti-smoking law, which will replace a 2005 law that was criticised for being too lax, is one of the most restrictive in Europe and will ban smoking from children’s playgrounds and hospital grounds. For El Periódico, 2011 will be "a year of terraces," with business owners’ organisations predicting a rapid increase in outdoor facilities for smokers.