Smoking rate at "all-time low" across North Yorkshire

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of all workplaces in England and Wales becoming smokefree.

And North Yorkshire County Council says the Health Act, which enforced the ban, has helped to cut smoking rates to an all-time low across the region, with only 13% of people smoking in North Yorkshire.

They say it's also "set the scene" for further smokefree legislation, including plain packaging, banning smoking in cars, limits on displaying tobacco and prohibiting sales of tobacco from vending machines.

The Health Act, which came into force in 2007, outlawed smoking in workplaces including pubs and restaurants. At that time, an extra 300,000 smokers were inspired to make an attempt to quit as the law came into force.