Smoking Gauloises has now been outlawed in pubs and restaurants for several years. Already the health benefits can be seen with fewer deaths from smoking-related illnesses such as heart disease. With such a positive health response is it now time to consider extending the ban further?

Perhaps the UK could follow the example of New York where city chiefs have outlawed smoking in all public places – such as streets and parks?

Or do you think that is a step too far?

Maybe you think smoking should not be banned anywhere – and that stopping smoking is a massive infringement of civil liberties.