More people are trying to quit smoking, the air in pubs and bars is cleaner and rates of compliance with smoke-free laws is high, according to the Department of Health report published to mark the first anniversary of the smoking ban.

Smokefree England: one year on summarises key findings from businesses, health workers and the public regarding the legislation. It says 76 per cent of people and 55 per cent of smokers say they support the law, and 98 per cent of all premises and vehicles that have been inspected comply with the law.

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