Pubs have been hammered by the smoking ban financialy. Many traditional British pubs have been closed because of a lack of punters, who would rather stay in to enjoy a cigarette in the warmth with their drink. Also, with rising prices of alcohol on top of this, it has caused many pubs to struggle making money and many across the U.K have had to close their doors forever. Even after hundreds of years of being a functional pub in some cases.
I see sense only in giving the landlord/landlady a choice in whether 'his' pub should be a Non-Smoking pub or not. If the pub is serving food he should be able to have the choice in whether he wants a completely smoke free pub or a split pub with one smoking zone and one non smoking zone.
Why does this idea matter?
Because the smoking ban ,one top of alcohol prices, has created a huge threat to one of the most iconic aspects of British heratige, our pubs, and since the ban has become real our pubs have suffered financially and have found it hard to make ends meet.
In my eyes the landlord, or landlady, should have the choice in what she allows in her pub and a silly law like this, which dose not work between everyone, should be lifted in pubs if the owner decides to.