No smoking in enclosed areas

Smoking will be banned in all enclosed spaces in England in summer 2007 after MPs voted to bring in new rules. Restaurants, cafes and even shopping centres will all be smoke-free from next year because of the changes. Anti-smoking campaigners say lots of lives will be saved by the ban, but others think the government shouldn’t be telling people where they can smoke. Bans on smoking in public spaces have already been approved in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.