Smoking ban kicks in! Hard winter comes and encourages illness through colds and other illnesses alike. The NHS is over worked with a huge extra amount of patients admitted with "not smoking in pubs" related man flu. Gordon Brown puts yet more tax on smokers while still not allowing them the freedom to smoke. Lets hope the Tory's mention they might remove the smoking ban if elected. Pub takings are down 10% as smokers stay in and drink too much vodka. Economy of local publicans taking a turn for the worse!