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Preparing for smoking cessation ahead of the ban

VOL: 103, ISSUE: 02, PAGE NO: 23Emma Wilkinson, MA, BSc, is acting assistant clinical editor, Nursing TimesThe government has announced the smoking ban in England will come into force on 1 July 2007. Bans are set to start in Wales and Northern Ireland from April 2007, while Scotland has had a ban since March 2006. In addition the government announced last week that the legal minimum age to buy tobacco is to rise from 16 to 18 in England and Wales in October.

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