The landlord has already received 9 police reports about allowing smoking on his premises, but chose to ignore them all.
Paul Van Den Meerssche of the Belgian Health Ministry: "We hope this will encourage other café landlords to comply with the law. Too often we see that the law is not observed. There is a category of landlord who has no respect whatsoever for the health of his clients. Smoking and second hand smoke are extremely bad for your health."