Eldridge Pope has announced that it is to introduce non-smoking areas in all its managed houses. The group will also survey all of its tenants and leaseholders on the policy and encourage them to follow this lead. The company is planning to introduce a smoking ban at the bar in as many venues as possible to safeguard staff health. Atmosphere Improves Results campaign, which has been working with Eldridge Pope, said: "Such decisive action displays the progress the Charter has made in inspiring the hospitality trade to consider that customers and staff prefer a controlled smoking environment."