The Royal Society for Public Health has today published a report saying smoking should be seen as “abnormal” and more controls are needed to cover areas where people gather.
They suggest the public smoking ban be extended to external areas around pubs, al fresco eating areas of restaurants, parks, and outside school gates.
The report also calls for:
- All places selling cigarettes to also offer e-cigarettes
- Greater use of e-cigarettes by smoking cessation services
- A new system to license places that can sell cigarettes
- And for e-cigarettes to be renamed vapourisers or nicotine control products as the term was misleading
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The report has already sparked debate with calls for interviews from BBC Radio.