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[UK] 'For public health it remains a landmark' - region reflects on the smoking ban ten years on

“The smoking ban in pubs and restaurants was another reason why I decided to pack in cigarettes. I didn’t want to stand outside, especially in the winter,” he says....“Compared to ten years ago when I used to go for a pint, the pubs and bars are far clean
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Jul 1, 2017 15:46
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[UK] Smoking ban 10 years on: Number of London smokers at record low as death rates plummet

According to the Department of Health's Public Health England, the law has sparked a massive cultural change. “Young people have not had to experience the smoke-filled bars and clubs that once choked their parents and workers,” said Duncan Selbie, the c
London Evening Standard (uk)
added Jul 1, 2017 15:45
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[UK] Millions have quit since smoking ban

Smoking has dropped fastest among the young, with campaigners saying that a cigarette ban in pubs and clubs, implemented a decade ago today, was critical in making the habit less socially acceptable. However, pro-tobacco campaigners insist that the ban
Times Of London (uk)
added Jul 1, 2017 15:45
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[UK] British smokers down by 1.9million since the ban

Ten years after cigarettes were banished from all UK pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants, new figures from Cancer Research UK today (Saturday) reveal there are 1.9 million* fewer smokers in Britain compared to when the smoking ban was introduced in 2007, w
Cancer Research Campaign (UK)
added Jul 1, 2017 15:45
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[UK] High levels of support for smokefree law 10 years on

Eighty-six per cent of North East adults support smokefree in 2017 and only five per cent oppose the law, which was introduced on July 1, 2007, to protect people from secondhand smoke in pubs, restaurants, bars, shops, offices and workplaces. Smoking rate
Northumberland Gazette (uk)
added Jul 1, 2017 15:45
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[UK] LETTERS: Friday, June 30, 2017

The Yorkshire Evening Post used the tenth anniversary of the smoking ban to ask readers if they thought smoking should be banned outdoors. Here’s what you told us: Barbara Bell I don’t smoke – I gave up the cigs decades ago but what harm are they doing to
Yorkshire Post (uk)
added Jul 1, 2017 03:19
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[UK] Smoking ban saw a huge shift in our pub culture

It has led to claims the ban has ‘damaged’ pubs and hurt local communities in the process. But others say it has forced breweries and landlords to diversify, be more family-friendly, and said there are ‘several factors’ behind the closures. Rob Lyons, aut
Lancashire Evening Post (uk)
added Jun 30, 2017 21:08
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[UK] SNOWDON: The smoking ban turns ten. What did it really achieve?

we didn’t need to make it a criminal offence to smoke in every single publicly accessible building in the country just because some people want to wear the same clothes two days running. In a liberal society, you can’t go around banning things just becau
The Spectator (uk)
added Jun 30, 2017 21:05
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[UK] Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day): Lord Rennard Liberal Democrat

the former Health Minister, Jane Ellison, committed the Government to publishing a new strategy in summer 2016. It is now summer 2017. A year and around 80,000 more deaths from smoking-related illnesses later, we have waited long enough.
TheyWorkForYou.com (uk)
added Jul 3, 2017 14:32
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[UK] Smoking ban hailed a success as it nears 10th anniversary

Since then, research has revealed the number of people smoking has fallen in the North East to 17.2 per cent - the lowest rate on record. Lorna Hardy, 35, from South Shields, quit her 20-a-day habit in 2011. She said: “I think the smoke-free law that c
Shields Gazette (uk)
added Jun 29, 2017 09:33
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