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Ban on smoking in public places

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The legislation has improved air quality and reduced exposure to second hand smoke.

Legislation to ban smoking in enclosed public places was introduced in 2007 to protect the public from second-hand smoke.  The smoking ban been a public health success. Research commissioned by the Welsh Government shows air quality has improved significantly since the smoking ban was introduced and many people are now smoking less. Results from the Welsh Health Survey suggest that the number of adults being exposed to second-hand smoke has also reduced.