MPs voted by 384 to 184 in favour of the ban in ALL public places. This is more than I thought possible only 2 months ago. This is great news for ALL of us, it will do an enormous amount to improve all our health. Not only that it will save money. Wongablog agrees, but wonders about the exemptions.
I do have some sympathy for smokers who enjoy killing themselves, but I (as a non-smoker) have had to put up with stinking of cigarette smoke and having my lungs damaged for over 20 years now, just because I wanted to go to a gig or have an alcoholic drink in a pub. I even remember having to put up with unpleasant smoke in cinemas and on coaches and trains.
For a non-smoker there is little more detrimental to our quality of life than this, so to all you smokers, you have had your murderous fun, time for you to put up with some minor inconvenience to save everyones lives. Only a Labour government would have provided the chance for this ban. 'Moderate' David Cameron voted against 'any' ban on smoking. Typical Tory!