Thursday, December 22, 2005

Now Executive warns: no smoking at home

From the Scotsman:
"THE public are to be told not to smoke in their own homes as part of plans to protect public sector workers from the effect of passive smoking.

The move is the latest part of the Scottish Executive's ban on smoking in public places, which will come into force on 26 March next year.

Ministers have told councils, health boards and social work departments that they should compile a "smokers' map" of Scotland, focusing on those who regularly receive visits from officials and carers. This would identify individual households where a smoker is resident.
It goes on to say that these households will receive a letter instructing them not to smoke one hour before said 'official' arrives. You know, the ones the Executive are sending out in the new year to check you've brushed your teeth.

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