Smoking ban should be extended outdoors where food is served: James Reilly

A former Health Minister is calling for the smoking ban to be extended to outdoor areas where food is served.

Dr James Reilly says nobody can enjoy a meal outside, without being surrounded by cigarettes.

The Senator believes people who want to smoke should have to take their break in a separate area.

"Smoking kills over 6,000 peope every year on this country."

- Digital Desk

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