Anti-tobacco laws in several European countries
prompted many smokers to ban smoking at home and to cut their cigarette
Doctors pored over a survey into smoking habits in France,
and the Netherlands, both before and after bans
on smoking in the workplace, restaurants and bars took effect in the last
The trends in those countries were compared with
Britain, which at the time did not have smoke-free legislation.
After the laws took effect, the percentage of smokers who banned all smoking at home
rose by 17 per cent in France, 25 per cent in Ireland, 28 per cent in the
Netherlands and 38 per cent in Germany.
The overall number of cigarettes that an individual
smoked each day also fell "significantly" in Ireland, Germany and the
Netherlands, but not in France.
How do you think, is
the smoking-situation in Russia better or worse? And do our scientists actually
pay so much attention to the problem?