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REFERENDUMS ON SMOKING BAN

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Local referendums may be held on whether to ban smoking in restaurants, pubs and workplaces under plans being consi...
Local referendums may be held on whether to ban smoking in restaurants, pubs and workplaces under plans being considered by Tony Blair.

The prime minister and John Reid, the health secretary, favoured giving local authorities the power to hold no-smoking polls, sources close to Downing Street said.

Mr Blair is expected to decide in the next few months whether to implement the plan, reports The Sunday Times (p8).
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