The papers were full of this story yesterday about the government wanting to ban smoking in all public places, as opposed to the current proposals (i.e. anywhere that serves food = no smoking). The government hotly denies any intention to implement a total ban. What do ARRSE'rs think? I've never smoked a tab in my entire life, don't really like being surrounded by smokers but the bloody-minded libertarian part of my brain really doesn't like the government interfering again in people's lives. What next? If only the government were as determined to stamp out kids smoking cannabis which they, er, more or less decriminalized. Hmmm. Saying that, I'm really torn as I was in Boston in the USA last year and going to a pub full of fresh air really is rather nice. And the down-right evil b'stard in me loves seeing smokers gathered in huddles outside offices, in the rain, feeding their silly, sixty-quid-a-week addiction. There's no "I'm not sure" in this poll, as in the real-life eventuality of a ban. It's Yes or No. I voted No on, as I say, libertarian grounds. V!