January 10, 1998 |
Smoking is an intimate part of the Balkan ethos--like tea-drinking in England and popcorn-eating at American movies. In Bosnia, doctors smoke. Kids smoke. So do their grandparents. And there is no such thing as a nonsmoking section in restaurants or public buildings. But that is about to change. Bosnian officials are on the verge of pushing through this country's first wide-ranging smoking ordinance.