General Article Eight things that have changed since the smoking ban ten years ago

Topic Selected: Smoking and Health
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Andrew Russell, Durham University

It’s hard to think back to what English pubs and clubs were like before the law about smoke-free public places came into force ten years ago. Do you remember the dense fog, the smell of tobacco smoke on your clothes and hair after a night out, and the ashtrays loaded with cigarette butts?

The change in law has been described as:

The most important piece of public health leg

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