As of March 30, 2003, smoking is prohibited in most indoor public spaces, including restaurants and bars. (Some restaurants with outdoor dining may set aside part of that space to accommodate smokers.) Restaurant and bar workers breathe in more second-hand smoke than any other occupational group and, as a result, are more likely to die from lung cancer. Smoke-free workplaces reduce serious health risks to staff and patrons. You cant smoke in taxis or on buses or subways.