A call by France's health minister for local authorities to ban smoking in parks and on beaches has sparked debate as a heat wave grips the country.
Marisol Touraine told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper she wanted to see more tobacco-free zones, to protect children's health.
The Socialist minister said she hoped smoking would also be banned outside schools and on university campuses.
Smoke-free beaches have appeared in some French resorts in recent years.
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