Campaigners call for workplace smoking ban

Anti-tobacco
campaigners are calling for a total ban on smoking in the workplace after new
research claimed it could save as many as 4,800 lives.

The
review, conducted by the University of California, indicated that a ban on
workplace smoking could cut consumption in the UK by 7.6 per cent.

The
policy would protect staff from passive smoking and force others to cut back,
reducing the number of cigarettes being smoked by up to 20 million.

The
research found that in the US, Canada, Australia and Germany smoke-free offices
and factories cut consumption by 29 per cent.

By Ross Wigham

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