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Ban on smoking in public places “disproportionate to the problem”

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7554.1349-a (Published 08 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1349
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    New legislation that bans smoking in public places in England, which is due to reach the final stages of voting in the House of Lords later this month, is unjustified and an over-reaction to the scientific evidence on passive smoking, says a House of Lords report.

    The impact of passive smoking in public places is a relatively minor problem compared with passive smoking in the home, says the House of Lords' economic affairs …

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