The Charter Group has dismissed the findings of the London Health Commission's Big Smoke Debate as 'nothing new'. Nick Bish, the chairman of The Charter Group, said: "We know that the public wants smoke-free public places - this really is nothing new. It might have been more interesting if the LHC had talked about 'smoking bans' rather than 'smoke-free' places - the public's response could have been entirely different." "Even though the results from such a survey are totally unscientific, it's an excellent way of recognising the public's appetite for cleaner air. But whereas 74% of people were keen to have smoke-free offices, in pubs this fell to only 43%. While the poll may not be entirely representative, it does confirm what we've been saying, and delivering, for years now."