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Smoking could soon be outlawed in the city.
Last year Milton Keynes Council pledged to make MK a smoke free area by December 2008 and it took the next steps in this process at last Wednesday's cabinet meeting.
By December 2006 the council hopes to have implemented a smoke-free policy within its own organisation including all council offices and vehicles.
It then hopes to make all workplaces, clubs and pubs in the city smoke-free by the end of 2008.
A Tobacco Control Officer, funded by a central Government grant, is set to be appointed in the next few months who will liaise with city employers to help make workplaces smoke free and to get smokers who want to on courses to help them quit.
Council leader Cllr Isobel Wilson said: "There are obvious health benefits and it will save the health service a lot of money. A lot of people find smoking rather unpleasant.
"There is a change going on in society. When I started work years ago people smoked all around me. Now most workplaces are smoke-free and we hope to expand this."