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Bristol bans smoking in certain public places

Bristol yesterday became the first UK city to introduce a new pilot scheme that has banned smoking in certain public places. The voluntary smoking ban is being trialled at two of the city’s busiest outdoor areas.  Millennium and Anchor Squares … Continue reading

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Asthma and premature births down 10% thanks to the smoking ban

The ban of smoking in public places has helped to reduce premature births and severe child childhood asthma attacks by 10%, according to research from Europe and the United States and published in the medical journal Lancet. “Our research shows … Continue reading

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Smoking in cars with children present to be banned

Smoking in cars in which children are present will be made a criminal offence in England after MPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of introducing the ban by 269 votes, meaning Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has been given the power to … Continue reading

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Ministers in Wales abolish plans to permit smoking on film sets

Proposals that would have seen the smoking ban relaxed in Wales to permit actors to smoke in film or TV sets have been scrapped following a review of the arguments for and against it by ministers. An alteration to the … Continue reading

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Smoking ban leads to annual 5% drop in asthma hospital emergencies

An annual 5% drop in hospital admissions for asthma patients in England requiring treatment could be attributed to the introduction of the 2007 smoking ban, which made it illegal to smoke in all enclosed public places such as restaurants, nightclubs, … Continue reading

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