"Lighting up in a shopping centre will carry a penalty of £50 under proposals for a smoking ban announced by the [English]government this week, while publicans who serve food will be fined £200 if they allow customers to have a cigarette with their pint. [Scotland has already banned public smoking.]...

"The British Medical Association continued its pressure for a total smoking ban. "Given it is acknowledged that secondhand smoke kills, the lives and health of employees must be the priority," said Sam Everington, the deputy chairman" (Sarah Boseley. "Smoking plans fail to please." Guardian Weekly, June 24, 2005: 14).

Colby Glass, MLIS