Citizens' appeals to the inspection bodies in the city of Belgrade regarding smoke, steam and odors coming from catering facilities, especially those operating within residential buildings, indicate not only the frequency of such situations, but also the need for more precise legal regulations, as further requirements for performing such activities are not specified.

Therefore, in the Opinion issued to the City of Belgrade, the Protector of Citizens indicates to the necessity to regulate additionally the requirements for equipping catering facilities, relevant to smoke, steam and odor exhaustion, taking into account, above all, the efficient environmental protection against these harmful influences, in accordance with the powers delegated to local self-government units by the Law on Hospitality.