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Monday, December 19, 2005
  Smoking ban harmful to children
Couldn't get past the liberal slant to put it in quotes 'harmful to children' but never-the-less I prcoeed.

Smoking bans in public places lead to children being exposed to higher levels of tobacco smoke at home, a study by University College London shows.

Experts found that smokers were more likely to light up at home if prevented from doing so in cafes and bars. "Policies aimed at reducing exposure to tobacco instead induce changes in behaviour that can offset these policies. Bans in bars may induce smokers to spend more time at home, and therefore expose other members of the household, especially children."

Rod Bullough, of the pro-smoking lobby group Freedom2Choose, said: "This proves what we've said to the Scottish Executive all along. They have their own agenda and their blanket smoking ban is just window dressing."
 
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