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“It’s canada goose clearance a nanny state now in Scotland, it’s completely crazy,” Chambers said in Oban, a port town on the rugged west coast. “People should be free to do what they like in public places.”

Rowe, waiting for a bus nearby, sees it differently.

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A bar worker takes a cigarette break outside his pub in Edinburgh Nov. 10. Scotland’s uk canada goose Parliament recently announced a plan to ban smoking in all enclosed public places.

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canada goose outlet canada The British Medical Association praised McConnell’s decision, and urged a similar law for England. canada goose uk outlet However, Britain’s Health Secretary John Reid is considered likely to propose less sweeping measures than Scotiand’s, perhaps exempting 3ubs and bars. That would be in ine with public opinion polls, which show greater public tolerance for smoke in pubs than in restaurants. canada goose outlet canada

The government says smoking is the main avoidable cause of early death in Britain, killing more than 120,000 people a year. The country’s 26 percent smoking rate is higher than the United States’ 22.1 percent.

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