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British Defy Smoking Ban, Continue to Light Up

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Starting at 6 a.m. July 1, smoking was banned in England's enclosed public spaces and workplaces. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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A new ban prohibits smoking in all public buildings in England, from corner pubs to Buckingham Palace. Yet Nick Hogan, a pub owner in Northern England, reports that despite the law, customers continue to light up in his pub — and it doesn't bother him one bit.

Nick Hogan, owner, The Swan Pub, Bolton, Northern England



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