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Bid to ban smoking in all London parks, public places

London's Health Commission looks to ban smoking in public areas such as Trafalgar Square.
London’s Health Commission looks to ban smoking in public areas such as Trafalgar Square. Image by Thomas Euler / CC BY-SA 2.0

Smoking could be banned in London parks as well as public spaces including Trafalgar Square. The measure is part of a raft of proposals from the London Health Commission. New York already has a ban on smoking in its parks and beaches. Other measures include transport discounts for commuters who walk part of the way to work and a ban on junk food shops near school. Read more: bbc.co.uk