Scottish & Newcastle has warned that its profits may be hit when the curb on smoking in enclosed public places in England comes into force next June. The country’s largest brewer was not encouraged by the fact that sales at JD Wetherspoon’s 39 Scottish pubs, where a similar smoking ban is already in force, have actually risen by 5.2% over the past year. The Guardian 11/11/06 page 4 (Work)