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Last Updated: Wednesday, 6 September 2006, 10:30 GMT 11:30 UK
Pubs to stage smoke ban protest
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Publicans are calling for the ban to be shelved
Publicans are to stage a protest march against Guernsey's smoking ban.

Smoking in enclosed public spaces became illegal in the island at the start of July, following a decision by the States.

Landlords say the ban has resulted in a reduction in trade and increased the amount of litter on the streets.

Organisers of the 17 September march around St Peter Port said they were calling for a "total recall of the ban" by politicians.

Peter Leigh, landlord of the Hampshire Lodge Hotel, said: "We are totally against it and want it to be shelved."

Hundreds of people attended a march organised by publicans last year.

The march starts at 1000 BST at the Salerie Corner car park in St Peter Port and will be end with a rally with speakers.




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