'Smoking ban has benefited our health'

The vast majority of the public believes the workplace smoking ban, introduced five years ago, has been a success.

Previous Health Minister Micheal Martin introduced the workplace smoking ban in March 2004. Since then, people have not been allowed smoke in pubs, restaurants, hospitals or other workplaces.

One Dublin hospital, St Vincent's, recently banned outdoor smoking in the grounds of the hospital.

We asked our registered readers whether they felt the workplace smoking ban had benefited the health of the nation.

Eighty-six per cent said yes, it had, while only 10% said no and 4% were unsure.

To view the poll results and comments  and results of previous polls, see...http://www.irishhealth.com/prevpolls.html

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