Smoking in bars and restaurants became illegal in Norway a few hours ago. I was surprised to read that Norway’s only the second country in the world to pass such strict anti-smoking legislation – certainly both the US and Australia used to be way ahead of Norway in anti-smoking laws. Outdoor seating has materialised outside of virtually every restaurant in town, but come winter, I don’t suppose that will be a very attractive alternative for diehard smokers. Astonishingly, 90% of Norwegians think that smoking is unsexy, uncool and untrendy to boot, although 26% of Norwegians still smoke. That cultural change happened fast!