'This could be the biggest breakthrough on public health for years and will actually help many smokers give up.'
'Yes - it was the most sensible way forward. This is far too serious a matter to have piecemeal compromises.'
Head of performance and development, corporate services, Darlington BC
'Yes, because it benefits others. As a smoker, no! It's not my civil liberties I'm worried about - it's getting hypothermia, smoking outside.'
Democratic services manager, Richmond upon Thames LBC
'From a civic pride view point, litter penalties for cigarette butts discarded in streets may have to be more strictly enforced for a time.'
Town clerk, Falmouth Town Council
'I smoke, but I do agree with the ban. It should also be extended to the House of Commons bars.'
Divisional director, Property & Design Consultancy
'There was sad truth in Dr John Reid's comment last year that there is a class of people in this country for whom smoking is one of the few pleasures in life.'
Environment services manager, Buckinghamshire CC