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Save Our Pubs and Clubs: Amend the Smoking Ban

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Save Our Pubs and Clubs: Amend the Smoking Ban

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Since the introduction of the smoking ban there has been a dramatic increase in pub closures. Working men's clubs have been hit badly too.

The ban has damaged local communities with thousands of people deciding to stay at home instead of going out. Let's be fair. Tobacco is a legal product. In Britain ten million adult smokers contribute £10 billion a year in tobacco taxation alone. It’s only right that they should be accommodated in some public places. If the government doesn’t want adults to smoke at home in front of the children or litter the streets, they should be allowed to smoke in some licensed premises. Give landlords and customers a choice. We want the smoking ban amended so licensees can choose to provide a separate, well-ventilated smoking room for adults who wish to smoke. Let common sense prevail. A modest change in the law is all we ask.


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