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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 20th June 2005 23:09
Salam,

I was just watching the BBC news and came across the new proposal to ban smoking in public places. What does everyone else think?

Iv attached an article sumary. It gives contact details (for those of us who want to back the proposal) where you should email/write inorder to show your support. The government is trying to collate public opinion.

At-a-glance: Smoke ban
Proposals to curb smoking in enclosed public places are being put out to consultation by the government. Here are the plans:
General

All enclosed public places and workplaces should be smoke free, unless specifically exempted. This would cover not just hospitals and schools but also rail stations, shops, plus pubs where food is prepared and served and restaurants

Exceptions

Exceptions include residential premises - oil rigs, halls of residence, adult hospices, long-stay adult residential care homes, psychiatric hospitals, prisons and other "places of detention"

Licensed premises

All restaurants smoke free, pubs and bars preparing and serving food will be smoke free. Other pubs and bars will be able to choose if they want to permit smoking - although the plan is to ban smoking within one metre of the bar

Membership clubs

Private members clubs will have to hold annual ballots about allowing smoking

How quickly will bans be brought in?

By the end of 2006 all government departments and the NHS will be smoke free. By the end of 2007 all enclosed public places and workplaces, other than licensed premises, will be smoke free. By the end of 2008 arrangements for licensed premises to be in place

Offences for breaching new rules

Ministers are proposing three types of offences with fines of between ?50 and ?200 for


not displaying no-smoking notices in smoke free premises

failing to prevent smoking in a smoke free premises

knowingly smoking in a smoke free premises
What will the consultation focus on?

The consultation paper will look at the definition of an enclosed public place, the definition of preparing and serving food, exemptions, signage, offences and penalties, the timetable for the changes. People wishing to respond must do so by 5 September 2005

People wishing to contribute can e-mail: smokefreelegislation@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Or they can write to: Smoke free Legislation Team, Health Improvement Directorate, Department of Health, Rm 707 Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UG
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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 20th June 2005 23:10
For some odd reason the whole article has appeared 'underlined'
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 21st June 2005 02:00
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 21st June 2005 21:34
Salam,

Jazakala

wasalam.
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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 27th June 2005 13:42
Salaam

In some places the ban has already taken place. I think smoing should be banned full stop.
Its bad for your health, even passive smoking. I hate it when people smoke in front of kids even if there their own.
Plus smokers stink.
Also I feel that tabacco (aka shada) in "Paan" should be banned as well, coz thats really bad for you.

W/Salaam
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#6 [Permalink] Posted on 27th June 2005 22:03
I agree. But unfortunately MANY people completely ignore the ill effects of smoking, let alone admitting that its sinful. I think everybody should be supportive of this ban.
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