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Wales Stubs Smoking Out - Smoking Ban Introduced

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Wales will be a cleaner, healthier nation in which to live, work and play from Monday 2nd April 2007 as a total ban on smoking in enclosed public places and workplaces comes into force.

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The National Assembly for Wales was the first administration in the UK to back a motion to end smoking in all enclosed public places in January 2003.

Wales' First Minister Rhodri Morgan said: "This is the single most important public health measure that the Assembly has brought in.

"Second-hand smoke in public places is estimated to cause 400 premature deaths a year.