Smoking ban in France
Smokers in France are not very restricted. It is allowed to smoke in all open places - on airport or depot exit, at entrances into public places, on open coffee shops and restaurants' terraces.
It is said that it is not allowed to smoke on platforms, on train exit, however many French people and country guests ignore this ban. The proof of this is a lot of cigarette butts on the asphalt: there are only few trash cans in depots and near airports. It is most likely that have been removed for safety reasons. On bus station you can see people with cigarettes that make last spastic inhale before they got on the bus.
Smoking is strictly prohibited only inside closed public places. Although in hotel rooms are installed devices that react on smoke, it is said that people that want to smoke a lot, close them with cans, glasses or other devices. That is why it is possible sometimes to feel light tobacco scent.
In a word, France continues to smoke. Prices on cigarettes almost don't stop French people at all.