Nottinghamshire County Council has told staff they are introducing a blanket ban on having a cigarette during the working day.
The ban is intended to apply to anyone in uniform - even on the way to work. But is this latest attack on smokers a step too far? We sent Martin Fisher to Mansfield to find out.
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