Smoking ban’s impact five years on

by Blog Burger on July 1, 2012

The sight of employees smoking outdoors in all weathers is now commonplace. Smoking areas in bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels are long gone. It is five years since England became the last part of the UK to introduce legislation banning smoking in workplaces and enclosed public spaces. The aim was to reduce passive smoking, or exposure to secondhand smoke, which is known to be harmful. Scotland was the first country in the UK to introduce a smokefree law in March 2006. England's smokefree laws came into force on 1 July 2007, with Northern Ireland on 30 April 2007 and Wales on 2 April 2007. So what has been the impact of the legislation on our health? ‘Hugely beneficial’ Amanda… – Health News

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