|Smoking ban fructifies in Britain
More than a third if British smokers smoke less now after smoking ban in public places, introduced in England at the 1st of July. Public opinion poll testifies about it. The poll was carried out by well-known British company Ciao Surveys among 1 thousand smokers. About a third of respondents answered that during last six weeks they smoked less in pubs and clubs, and about 10% of respondents said that they smoke less cigarettes as a whole. 2% quitted smoking at all. Every fifth respondent said that smoking ban in public places had no influence on his way of life.
British Government hopes that nonsmoking zones establishment will help people to overcome tobacco addiction and to save them from second hand smoking as well. In general, in Great Britain about 10 million people smoke more or less. According to the results of polls, about 30% of smokers and 90% of nonsmokers in Britain spoke in support of the proposal to ban smoking in public places, such as pubs, restaurants, clubs, hospitals, schools, governmental establishments and at working places.
Almost all nonsmokers and two thirds of smokers in Britain consider that the atmosphere in pubs became better. However, many people began to complain about other unpleasant smell as sweat and spill beer.