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Britain will not legislate on public smoking

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7037.998 (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:998

The British government has said that it will not legislate on smoking in public places, preferring to continue with its voluntary approach, even though a nationwide survey by the Department of the Environment showed that every type of establishment failed to meet the department's original target.

The environment minister, Mr James …

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