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LibLink: John Leech – Smoking ban working

No smokingOn his blog, John Leech MP, reminds us that there has been a 12% decrease in childhood asthma since the smoking ban was introduced in 2007 (with Scotland leading the way a year earlier).

Smoking is an issue I feel passionate about; I have long supported campaigns to ban smoking in public spaces. However, I believe we need to go further and that research finding such as these studies should give us that impetus. In February of last year I signed an Early Day Motion (EDM 2724) that noted “the

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John Hemming MP: Why I’m calling for a review of the smoking ban

The smoking ban was a good example of how the UK tends to make bad law.

The debate at the time was whether or not to pass a smoking ban rather than how to handle the issue of smoking in public places – hence people were either for or against.

I supported, and still support, a general smoking ban. However, at the time it seemed clear to me that there was a strong argument for having ventilated smoking rooms.

What has developed is a situation where a number of pubs and clubs have lost custom with people drinking and smoking at …

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  • User AvatarThomas 27th Jun - 2:55pm
    Negative campaigning is only suitable for issues where the alternative options are only the opposite ones, such as foreign policy, or Internet surveillance.
  • User AvatarPsi 27th Jun - 2:53pm
    Additionally one point that I think has been missed is the impact of what has happened to Tim in a wider context. Many of those...
  • User AvatarThomas 27th Jun - 2:53pm
    Joseph Burke - sorry, we must find a new way to abolish tuition fee completely. I prefer a graduate tax on all income bands, like...
  • User AvatarArnold Kiel 27th Jun - 2:50pm
    continued I do not agree at all to the notion that the EU is also at fault and should make concessions. Which concessions? First of...
  • User AvatarArnold Kiel 27th Jun - 2:49pm
    Thank you all for your insightful feedback. Some unstructured follow-up from my side: First of all, I highly recommend the speech from Prof. Vernon Bogdanor...
  • User AvatarThomas 27th Jun - 2:46pm
    As I said, we need to move more young people away from unis and to vocational training. By doing so, free universities will become totally...
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