"The British Medical Association is calling on the government to ban smoking in public places in Northern Ireland.
Leading health professionals will gather in Belfast on Wednesday to put forward their case.
In the Republic of Ireland, the ban on smoking in the workplace came into being in March this year and has already had a significant impact. " (BBC News)
So there you go. It is six months since I gave up smoking. I'm no richer and a stone heavier. I definitely smell nicer. I wonder why it is just NI and not the entire UK, or are they using us as a test ground again. Personally I am in favour but am a bit wary of the knock on effects which will (eventually) include local job losses and a reduction of tax income.