Smoking ban backed

ALMOST four fifths of Exmouth residents say the work-place smoking ban is good for their health.

Eight out of ten people agree that the existing law banning smoking in the workplace is beneficial to their overall health.

A further 89 per cent believe it is beneficial to most workers’ health and 83 per cent say that it benefits the health of the general public at large.

The findings were published in a major survey carried out by YouGov for the national campaign group ASH (Action on Smoking and Health), marking the third anniversary of the ban on smoking in workplaces and public spaces in England.

Fiona Andrews, Director of Smokefree South West, said: “It is now widely recognised that second-hand smoke is a threat to peoples’ health in the SW and these figures reflect this. However, the survey also shows that half of workers in the South West still have to make their way through other people’s smoke at the entrances or exits of public buildings.”