More pubs will escape smoking ban than UK government has claimed

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 12 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1105
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The number of pubs in England that will be exempt from the government's proposed law on banning smoking because they do not serve food is far higher than previously estimated, a short survey conducted by the BMA indicates.

    Nearly nine out of 10 (88%) of the pubs in Leeds do not serve food, estimates the city council. This is three times the government's top estimate of the number of pubs in all areas that will continue to allow smoking when the law is introduced in 2008.

    Leeds City Council was one of 29 metropolitan, city, and London …

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