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Smokers chinned outside; CIG ROW 2.


ASSAULTS outside pubs have risen dramatically since the smoking ban was brought in, a leading surgeon said yesterday.

The doctor claimed that half the patients he treated for broken jaws at the weekend were hit when they went outside a bar for a smoke.

Dr Cliff Beirne of St James's Hospital in Dublin said: "What we're seeing is facial fractures coming in. And a significant numbers of these are where alcohol, plus or minus drugs, are involved."

The consultant, who specialises in facial injuries, said the assaults occurred outside large pubs in "flashpoint" areas as groups of people lit up.

However, Dr Beirne said he still fully agreed with the ban.

MEMBERS of the Irish Cigarette Machine Operators Association yesterday warned hundreds of jobs will be lost because of the ban.

They said there had been a fall in business of up to 60 per cent.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 7, 2004
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