74% Engelsen wil geen rookverbod horeca

Uit een telefonische enquête onder 10.000 Engelsen is gebleken dat een grote meerderheid geen rookverbod wil in de horeca. Uit het onderzoek, uitgevoerd door de Engelse rokersbelangenorganisatie FOREST, bleek dat van deze meerderheid 98% vindt dat mensen de keuze moeten hebben tussen etablissementen waren roken is toegestaan of waar het is verboden.


ASH, de Britse anti-rokersorganisatie, staat op hoge poten: dit is geen geldig onderzoek want vorige onderzoeken (vooral door anti-rokersorganisaties!) zouden het tegendeel hebben laten zien. Tja, het is vervelend met gelijke munt te worden terugbetaald, nietwaar ASH?


Forest carried out a random telephone poll of 10,000 adults from 10 different regions of the UK between April 20 and May 2 this year.







BREAKDOWN OF FOREST POLL


46% were never smokers

24% smoked every day

8% were ‘occasional’ smokers

23% were ex-smokers

Overall, 74% said they did not support a ban on smoking in pubs and bars.

Of these, 98% said it was better to have a choice of smoking or non-smoking facilities than a complete ban.

Some 68% thought there should be separate smoking and non-smoking areas, with the majority favouring mainly non-smoking with separate smoking areas.

Many thought pub environments had improved and were noticeably less smoky than in previous years.

But the majority thought more improvements were still required.

Simon Clark, director of Forest, said: “Smoking isn’t a crime and it is important that politicians recognise that smokers need somewhere where they can smoke in comfort without being ostracised from their non-smoking friends.”

He urged people to make their views known to government.


Forest is launching a campaign designed to highlight the impact a complete ban might have.


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