It accords with the British sense of toleration and compromise. Politicians talk of banning the burka as being unBritish, yet we have imposed themost intolerant, draconian ban on smoking.
The laws are too draconian here. Be more reasonable. If a restaurant or pub is spacious and well-aired, allow a separate room to be available for smokers.
This would also help the catering industry and pubs increase their business.