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Another part of the UK said "no" to smoking

April 2 2007

Starting today in Wales comes into force a ban on smoking in public places: hospitals, government and educational institutions, office buildings and even in restaurants and pubs. Violators of the ban will be subject to large fines, RIA Novosti.

Recall that a law banning smoking in public places was adopted by the British Parliament in February 2006 and received Royal Assent in July.

Recall also that other parts of the United Kingdom took the decision on the timing of entry into force of the ban on smoking on their own, because health issues are the responsibility of local authorities. The very first smoking ban Scotland, where this "taboo" entered into force on 26 March 2006. In Northern Ireland, a similar ban to begin its operation on April 30, and in England - from 1 July this year.

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