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Now UK wants to ban smoking OUTSIDE pubs & restaurants


The proposal for ‘exclusion zones’ comes eight years after the ban on smoking indoors.

The UK’s Royal Society for Public Health now wants ‘exclusion zones’ outside public areas such as schools, playgrounds and even bars.

Its proposal comes eight years after smoking was made illegal inside pubs, clubs and other public buildings. The society says reducing the ‘convenience’ of smoking will prompt more people to give up.

“The introduction of a smoking exclusion zone around bars, restaurants and schools will further reduce the convenience of smoking, and we believe has the potential to move smokers to safer forms of nicotine, which could ultimately save many lives in the process,” said Shirley Cramer, chief executive, RSPH.

The organisation, which represents more than 6,000 public health professionals, also calls for doctors to work harder to promote e-cigarettes, nicotine patches, gum and lozenges. And it calls for e-cigarettes to be renamed ‘nicotine sticks’ or ‘vapourisers’ to distance the technology from tobacco.

The RSPH says nicotine by itself is no more harmful than caffeine – a fact its research suggests is misunderstood by 90% of the population. But smoking tobacco, which contains tar and other chemicals, kills 100,000 people a year in the UK. More than 400,000 smokers quit in the 12 months after the indoor ban was introduced, the report says.

‘By reducing the prominence of smoking in public locations, particularly those visited by children, we can ensure that smoking is no longer seen as a normal or safe activity,’ the RSPH report stated.

“Banning smoking outside pubs and bars would discriminate against adults who enjoy smoking,” said Simon Clark, director of smokers’ lobby group Forest.

Source: Mail Online

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