Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Scottish smoking ban causes side effects

The smoking ban which is a year old in Scotland is causing some unexpected side effects in Scotland. The smoking ban has caused drinkers to drink outside which has resulted in a sharp rise in complaints from people being kept awake at night by the chatter of smokers which has led to a doubling in the number of incidents being dealt with by the Edinburgh Community Mediation (ECM) service.

Apparently these disputes are ruining people’s quality of life and their health as the disputes can last for quite some time. Does this now mean that the smoking ban has had the opposite effect as it is starting to ruin the health of the non-smokers?

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