South Belfast Alliance Representative, Allan Leonard, has stated
that he is looking forward to the introduction of the new smoking ban
in Northern Ireland. He stated that although it will be a real
challenge, it is very worthwhile because it will protect staff and
customers in bars and restaurants.
Allan Leonard said: “We look forward to the day that all bars, restaurants and hotels are smoke free.
“This will be a real challenge for these establishments in South Belfast, but the final result is definitely worth it.
“The smoking ban will help improve public health. It will not only
protect staff working in bars and restaurants, it will also protect
“There must be strict enforcement of the ban to ensure that it works
effectively, and any establishments that need assistance with the new
regulations should contact Belfast City Council.