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England will ban smoking in enclosed public places

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:440
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    Smoking will be banned in almost all enclosed work spaces in England from the summer of 2007, after parliament rejected a proposal to offer exemptions to some pubs and clubs in a free vote last week on the government's Health Bill.

    MPs voted against two compromises that would have watered down the ban. The government's last white paper on public health (BMJ 2005;330: 1468) suggested that pubs that do not serve any cooked food—about a quarter of English pubs—should …

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