Wales today has decided to become the first country in the UK to ban ecigarettes in public workspaces and enclosed areas including restaurants and pubs. This story has been echoed over every single British news TV channel and radio station the whole day and has caused a storm of controversy.
Now this story doesn’t come as a shock for most people outside of the UK since it has already happened in just about 40 other countries but it has certainly has taken the British population by surprise. Wales had decided to perform a survey a few weeks ago to see what percentage of the country were in favor of banning ecigarettes in public so that they could use this as their main counter argument when the decision eventually went through.
Unfortunately things didn’t turn out the way Mark Drakeford – the figure head of the pro banning campaign -wanted them to, since 79% of people surveyed were opposed to the banning of ecigs in public spaces. Yet Mark in all his authority has decided to go through with the ban request despite the majority of the population being against him and having no counter argument.