Shields Gazette letter of the week: Smoking ban has cured one problem while creating another

Drinkers enjoy a smoke before at the Holborn Rose and Crown, in South Shields, just before the ban was introduced in 2007.
Drinkers enjoy a smoke before at the Holborn Rose and Crown, in South Shields, just before the ban was introduced in 2007.
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So it is 10 years since a law was introduced to ban smoking in public buildings and the majority of us think it was the right thing to do.

Sadly it landed us with other problems.

On lovely sunny days if you decide to pop to your local or a coffee shop with an outdoor seating area, you struggle to find somewhere where you won’t be smoked out.

And smoking shelters where smokers huddle together like society outcasts.

It seems to me that while we have cured one problem we have certainly created another.

M Miles.