Majority of employees favour workplace smoke ban

Most
people are in favour of smoking bans at work and  other public places, according to the latest research.

The
study, which was carried out for the Department of Health, finds that the
number of people in favour of workplace smoking bans has risen from 81 per cent
in 1996 to 86 per cent in 2000.

According
to the report most people would like to see smoking restrictions at their place
of work , with 44 per cent of those questioned saying that a ban is already in
place.

It
also discovered that most smokers are acutely aware of the effect their habit
has on others, with 67 per cent revealing they don’t light up when a child is
present because of the dangers of passive smoking.

By Ross Wigham

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