Huge increse in stop smoking figures since public space ban
This fantastic news for the health of the UK and for the families of those that have packed in smoking as a result of the British ban on smoking in public buildings.
Record numbers have given up smoking because of the ban on lighting up in pubs, clubs and restaurants.
A leaked report shows 234,060 people quit cigarettes in the months before and after the law introduced a year ago - a figure up 22 per cent on the previous year.
Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson said: "Lives will have been saved."
The smoking ban on lighting up in pubs, clubs and restaurants is being hailed as the "single most important health measure for a generation" after record numbers gave up the habit last year.