Of course, you will not locate a tobacco addict in the same dank alley as a crazed crack junkie at 3:00 am aiming to score his newest fix because cigarettes can easily be bought for most grocery stores and so are perfectly legal. Then again... once the craving hits, as with every other substance abuser, one does what you must! Alicante features a small city centre, so that you can visit most of the tourist locations by foot. The city is pre-historical thus there are various historical places of interests in Alicante which are worth a trip. Iglesia de Santa Maria - the 15th century church ? is one such edifice, also the oldest in Alicante. The interesting aspect with Iglesia de Santa Maria is that it was a mosque during the Moorish times. The MUBAG and Town Hall are situated quite nearby. Located 5km through the city centre could be the Monastery de la Santa Faz, the great tourist attraction worth visiting. In September 2004 the EU implemented legislation that banned using over 1,000 chemicals of concern in personal care products. The prohibited chemicals were those known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation, or birth defects. The EU ban has served being a wake-up demand many US companies who market a few overseas. In response some companies have replaced toxins in their goods, for example phthalates, parabens, and formaldehyde with non-toxic alternatives.