Wales has seen the smoking ban on any indoors public area come into force three months before the English are forced to head outdoors for a cheeky fag. Articles like this BBC one are trying to highlight the unintended effects of the ban. But the truth is plain and simple. It works. A social pint or two after work doesn't mean coming home reeking of smoke and having to wash your clothes. Clubs aren't a haze of cigarette ash and bar staff don't have to put up with passive smoking.
And with smokers being forced outside in the cold winter months, perhaps more people will continue to kick the habit.