Weird Happenings Across the Pond

Blog Post created by Thomas3.20.2010 on Jul 6, 2017

Browsing the news today I have been reading about the Smoking Ban that was passed 10 Years ago in England. "Legislation banning smoking in virtually all enclosed public places in England came into effect on 1 July 2007, following similar measures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Cancer Research UK said there are 1.9 million fewer smokers in Britain than before the smoking ban was introduced. The proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds who smoke has fallen from 26% in 2007 to 17 per cent, a record low and the biggest drop among all age groups. Just 12 per cent of the population would be in favour of reversing the ban, according to a poll of more than 4,300 people carried out on behalf of the charity."

Read more at:

Pub smoking ban: 10 charts that show the impact - BBC News


Then I get to 2 articles bomblasting the ban (could they be sponsored by BIG TOBACCO?)

Being anti-smoking damages your mental health | The Spectator 

The smoking ban ripped the soul out of this country | Coffee House 

Interesting that since these folks can't possibly win scientifically or statistically, they try to gain ground anecdotally calling anti-smoking advocates "crazy" and "cruel."

Methinks something is rotten in the State of England!