The poll of 2,000 individuals conducted by One Poll has found that since the public smoking ban was introduced, 57 per cent of smoking respondents admitted to trying to keep their habit under wraps.
Of that 57 per cent, 21 per cent said they tried to hide their smoking from their other half, and 19.6% said that they tried to hide the habit from their offspring.
Other notable findings from the study included one-third of smoking respondents saying they had smoked less since the ban was introduced, four-fifths said they wanted to give up, and one in eight said that they had convinced themselves that they had quit – despite having the occasionally cigarette.
Clinical service manager at the Co-operative Pharmecy, Fiona Caplan-Dean, said: ‘The smoking ban in public places has had a major effect on the health of the nation, with a significant number of people giving up. ’But many smokers now try to keep their habit secret from their partner, children, friends and family.’
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