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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 March 2006, 09:59 GMT
Smoking ban debate in Scotland
The ban on smoking in enclosed public places comes into effect on the morning of Sunday, 26 March.

In a series of articles for the BBC Scotland news website, interested parties supporting and opposed to the ban have given their views on the legislation.

You can also send us your views on the introduction of the ban.

ANDY KERR - HEALTH MINISTER
Andy Kerr
Health Minister Andy Kerr believes the smoking ban is a significant step forward for Scotland. He believes the ban will have a massive impact.

KENNETH ANDERSON - LUNG DOCTOR
Kenneth Anderson
Dr Anderson is a consultant in respiratory medicine. He believes secondary cigarette smoke exposure is no longer an acceptable health risk.

SIMON CLARK - FOREST
Simon Clark
The Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco opposes the ban. Director Simon Clark doubts what real effect it will have.

PAUL WATERSON - SCOTTISH LICENSED TRADE
Paul Waterson
Paul Waterson of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association warns that the legislation has been rushed and fears its impact on jobs and business.

MAUREEN MOORE - ASH SCOTLAND
Maureen Moore
Maureen Moore is chief executive of tobacco control group Ash Scotland. She is looking forward to a healthier smoke-free Scotland.




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