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[UK] The smoking ban came into effect 10 years ago, but has it worked?

A decade after smoking was banned in public place, health officials in Cornwall have no doubt that it has saved lives. Ten years ago 21% of people in Cornwall smoked and this has now fallen to 15.7% with an amazing 26,000 people helped to quit the habit
Cornwall Live (uk)
added Jul 3, 2017 14:55
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[UK] CLARK: "Crackling with exasperation" – Rod Liddle at The Freedom Dinner

At the annual libertarian bash, hosted by Forest, Liddle spoke frankly on a range of topics – calling out the ‘double think’ among the ‘metro-liberal left’, namely Diane Abbott and Emily Thornberry.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Jul 4, 2017 19:25
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[UK] CLARK: Reaction to the tenth anniversary of the smoking ban

I'm still annoyed they ignored our data on pub closures. Curiously, however, and with the exception of ITV News, almost every title (national and local) that used the PA's copy chose to omit our quote. Fancy that!
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Jul 5, 2017 14:24
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[UK] 10 years on, health campaigners celebrate 'enormous success' of the smoking ban

As it celebrated the 10th anniversary of the law, the charity said smoking rates were now the lowest ever recorded - praising the ban as having one of the biggest impacts on public health of the last decade. Laws people from lighting up in almost all en
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jul 3, 2017 14:17
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[UK] The smoking ban came in TEN years ago - so has it worked?

Cigarettes are still very much a part of our culture, and startling figures reveal that each day the equivalent of a classroom full of children start smoking... “The Smokefree legacy has had a phenomenally positive impact on societal attitudes to smoking
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Jul 1, 2017 15:46
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[UK] CLARK: Voices of Freedom 2017

Our first award goes to someone.... - she has given up smoking. Like the best liberal activists, however, she doesn't abandon her principles just because her own lifestyle has changed. Ladies and gentlemen ... Ella Whelan.
Taking Liberties (Simon Clark blog) (UK)
added Jul 4, 2017 20:16
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[UK] MASSEY: Smokers and libertarians join for a celebration of freedom in Canary Wharf

Freedom in Canary Wharf comes with a side order of cured salmon to weed out the pinko liberals Not least among these was guest speaker and Spectator associate editor Rod Liddle who crackled with exasperation at being “forced to wade through this sea of
The Wharf (uk)
added Jul 4, 2017 19:23
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[UK] Public split on allowing separate smoking rooms in pubs and clubs

A poll conducted for the smokers' group Forest ahead of the tenth anniversary of the smoking ban on Saturday 1st July found that 48 per cent of adults would allow smoking rooms in pubs and clubs, with 42 per cent opposed to the idea. [Nine per cent said
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Jul 4, 2017 19:04
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VIDEO: Voices of Freedom Award: Martin Cullip

he still defends smokers' rights and is a persistent thorn in the side of the enemy, otherwise known as Action on Smoking and Health. Ladies and gentlemen .... Martin Cullip, also known as blogger Dick Puddlecote.
You Tube
added Jul 3, 2017 14:05
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[UK] LYONS: Road To Ruin? The impact of the smoking banon pubs and personal choice (PDF)

separate, well-ventilated smoking rooms or annexes (at the landlord’s discretion), would balance the risk or discomfort of ‘secondhand’ smoke against the freedom of nine million adults to light up in greater comfort when they visit the pub for a pin
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Nov 15, 2017 23:16
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