A response to Mr Eugenides. Aren't the 1,200 lives saved a year worth something? Does this have to come down to just economics? Both me and the wife would take to the streets if this ban is repealed or altered in any way. It is THE best thing Labour did in office and probably the single most important thing done for health since the 1970s.
If you are worried about pubs, support the minimum price per unit that will hit off-licence sales. Supermarkets have closed more pubs by far. Think of the millions with lung diseases and asthma that can now have a drink without having to cough their lungs up. Think of the millions who were forced to stink of smoke and risk their health against their will just because they wanted a drink in their local or wanted to see a band or dj.
The majority agree with me and the Tories know it, no matter how much the tobacco companies fund them, mess with this law at your electoral peril. You have been duped into believing the millions of PR being spent by tobacco companies who use the same techniques as big oil and big pharma. Open your eyes and see the smoke.