The Observer – Politics – Pub bosses ordered to introduce smoking ban:

“Health Secretary John Reid has ordered Britain’s publicans and restaurateurs to draw up plans to phase in smoking restrictions across all their premises as the first step towards a blanket national ban.”

Hooray! The sooner the better, I say. I didn’t have such a strong opinion about this issue until relatively recently, but I’ve become radicalised. Having a group of friends in which one person smokes like crazy every time we’re in a pub has really made me angry. It’s nothing personal, (at least, it wasn’t until I specifically asked him not to light up yet another cigarette and he did anyway) but I don’t see why people should have the right to poison other people as well as themselves.