Two-Thirds of Britons support smoking ban

by on January 2nd, 2006

The survey, carried out YouGov for Cancer Research UK and anti-smoking lobby group ASH, found that 66 per cent of English respondents specifically backed a smoking ban in bars and pubs, an increase on a figure of 51 per cent in a similar poll in April 2004.

Across the UK as a whole, 72 per cent said they would support legislation to make all workplaces smokefree, including pubs and restaurants.

Anti-smoking campaigners hope the findings will put more pressure on the government to drop its proposed compromise solution, which would allow pubs in England to chose between servng food or continuing to allow customers to smoke.

Etalkinghead Staff