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Smoking call taken to the top.

Doctors have taken the campaign to ban smoking in public places to the doors of political leaders in Wales

More than 200 GPs are demanding Wales follows the lead of the Ireland and outlaw smoking in offices, pubs, factories and concert halls.

Meanwhile, in an Echo poll 78 per cent of our readers called for smoking to be banned in public places. A giant symbolic cigarette packet warning of the dangers of smoking was handed over to the assembly yesterday.

Chairwoman, Val Lloyd, AM, who gave up smoking last year, said: 'Smoking, especially in public places, is an issue on which many people have strong views. We have until next spring to complete our work and this will allow us to hear evidence from across the spectrum of interests, before the Assembly debates our findings.'
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jul 16, 2004
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