Scotland bans Smoking

Following the lead of California, New York and Ireland, Scotland has announced plans to ban smoking in public places.

  • Ministers unanimously agree on ban on smoking in public places in Scotland
  • Legislation to be launched before Christmas and fully in force by Spring 2006
  • 2500 fine for businesses who do not comply
  • Fixed penalty fines for individuals, up to 1000 for persistent offenders
Although I haven't quit yet I think this is quite possibly the best thing the Scottish Executive have done since devolution and certainly is a change from the past where they've been too risk-averse to do anything much at all.

Posted by Paul in Scotland Politics at November 10, 2004 04:59 PM | 2 Comments