from 4,500 doctors calling for a ban on smoking in workplaces are to be
delivered to Downing Street today.
letters are due to be delivered inside a giant cigarette packet by
representatives of the British Medical Association (BMA).
packet will be labelled: "Passive smoking kills. Smokefree workplaces save
an ICM poll for the BBC Breakfast programme found 65 per cent of people backed
a smoking ban in enclosed public places.
of the organisers of the BMA action, Dr Peter Maguire, told the BBC: "It
is unequivocally clear that 1,000 people die per year in the UK as a direct
result of passive smoking. This is unacceptable in the 21st century."
workers must be protected from the killing effects of tobacco smoke," he
smoking ban in public places such as bars and restaurants would help these
people to quit, by making it harder and less convenient to have a cigarette, he
BMA campaign coincides with the launch of the Government’s latest hard-hitting
anti-smoking television advert.