The ban on indoor smoking will soon start to produce public health benefits.
This is the opinion of Amanda Sandford, research manager at Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), who said that the UK is already starting to see a fall in the number of people who are admitted to hospital with heart attacks due to tobacco-related issues.
She explained that a similar fall would happen with cancer rates, but will take longer to come to fruition and until is happens more can be done to reduce the effects of smoking.
"Where people are exposed is primarily in the home. What is needed is more ongoing health mass media campaigns to alert people to the dangers of passive smoke," Ms Sandford added.
According to ASH, every year more than 100,000 smokers in the UK die from smoking related causes, but around ten million adults still have the habit.