England smoking ban takes effect

The BBC News reports that “Smokers across England have sparked up at work and in the pub for the last time as the ban on smoking in enclosed public places begins.The new law, which came into effect at 0600 BST, is intended to cut deaths from second-hand smoke. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland already have similar bans in place.Many venues held farewell events for the final night of smoking on Saturday, while local authorities are preparing to enforce the ban.Doctors estimate second-hand smoke kills more than 600 people a year. The government also hopes it will help smokers to quit, and discourage children from taking up the habit.”Along with this, other related news are available in full text.

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