When the ban on smoking in public was announced, many said it wouldn't reduce smoking at all whilst some idiots used the most unpleasant of threats that "Okay , I'll smoke in front of my kids at home more then". The main argument constantly was that it would have no effect on smoking levels overall. The facts, however, to not bare that out.
The Independent today has news of research which shows that among the smokers questioned, 1.8% have quit smoking since the ban, 15.8% smoke less overall, while 34.1% smoke less when out drinking in bars or pubs.
Perhaps the most bizarre argument now given against the smoking ban is from those the 61% of smokers and 24.2% of non-smokers who now think they now smell of other foul odours such as sweat and stale beer without cigarette smoke to hide these smells.
So if the stats are right, surely deodorant sales have gone up ?