ASH are saying the smoking ban has popular support here are some that beg to differ.
http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/latestnews/Capital-bucks-trend-on-total.2487734.jp 52% against smoking ban in Edinburgh. Paid for by Nicotinel who would gain from people giving up.
http://conservativehome.blogs.com/thetorydiary/2009/08/58-of-tory-members-support-relaxation-of-smoking-ban.html#tp 58% of Tories want the ban amended for all pubs
http://conservativehome.blogs.com/.a/6a00d83451b31c69e20120a7d1a66b970b-pi 73% of Tories want smoking ban relaxed in private members clubs.
28 Jul 2004
More than 80 percent of pub customers in Wales are opposed to a complete ban on smoking in pubs according to a survey carried out for leading independent brewer, pubs and drinks company SA Brain & Co Ltd.
The independent survey of nearly 1,400 customers and staff found that only 19 percent of customers and 12 percent of staff support a total ban on smoking in pubs. There was, however, more widespread support for the provision of no smoking areas for eating and at the bar.
Around 42 percent of customers agreed that no smoking should be the policy in eating areas of the pub. Twenty-two and a half percent support banning smoking at the bar at 22.5 percent and 23 percent of customers said that they would spend more time in the pub if changes to the smoking policy were made. Around 83 percent said that the level of smoke was not a problem in the pub in which they were interviewed.
Of the total number of customers surveyed, 41 percent were smokers.
Retail director for SA Brain & Co Ltd, Philip Lay, said
Alas the information has been taken down but that is what it said.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6464521.stm 74% want exemptions to the smoking ban
“Three quarters of people in Scotland believe there should be exemptions to the smoking ban, a poll has suggested. The Populus survey, for the pro-smoking group Forest, revealed 74% of 1,004 people surveyed thought private clubs should be allowed smoking rooms.