Over a decade since the smoking ban fundamentally shifted society's attitude to smoking, VitalityLife's Fergus Bescoby takes a look at how things have changed
Before the UK government introduced the ban in 2007, smokers were deemed to be putting others at risk by exposing them to second-hand smoke, although it was argued by opponents that the risks from passive smoking did not justify such an attack on the habit. The days of smoke filled pubs, restaurants and offices now seem like a distant memory. Instead, the sight of office workers popping outside for some "fresh air" has become a common sight. At the time, the move was considered very controversial...
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