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Jersey States approve smoking ban
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Tobacco firms claim the ban could cost the island millions of pounds
The States of Jersey have approved plans for a complete ban on smoking in enclosed public workplaces.

From 2 January, anyone caught smoking in pubs, clubs and restaurants or businesses failing to enforce the law, could face a fine of up to 5,000.

The island's health authorities believe around 200 islanders die each year from smoking-related illness.

Channel Islands Tobacco Importers Association opposed the decision claiming the ban will cost 44m a year.

Guernsey States introduced a similar smoking ban in July.


SEE ALSO
States could extend smoking law
24 Jun 05 |  Jersey
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22 Jun 05 |  Guernsey

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