Survey Reveals That Public Supports Smoking Ban

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As health groups predicted, England's ban on smoking in indoor public places and workplaces has been a huge success with early data revealing that 97% of businesses have complied with the law. Right across the country, shops, factories and pubs have enforced the smokefree law to the benefit of customers and employees.

The survey of local authorities commissioned by the Department of Health [1] found that in London, a massive 99% of businesses were compliant within the first two weeks of the smokefree law coming into effect. The South-West region had the lowest rate of compliance but even here 94% of businesses were upholding the law.

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