The CIEH has refuted claims by a new campaign that smoke-free laws have caused pub closures across the country.
But CIEH policy officer Ian Gray said there was insufficient evidence to back these claims. He said: ‘In advance of the introduction of smoke-free laws around the world the tobacco industry and its surrogates has generated a myth that smoke-free laws result in closures and a reduction in trade. There is no independent evidence of this actually happening anywhere in the world.'
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