Perusal of the Blackpool Citizen for 19 November 2007  (http://www.blackpoolcitizen.co.uk/display.var.1844258.0.smoke_ban_rebel_has_pub_licence_revoked.php) has revealed, not only a portrait of Mr Hamish Howitt, Scottish landlord of the Happy Scots bar in Blackpool, but also the story that he has lost his bar licence following his conviction for breach of the English legislation banning smoking in indoor premises open to the public (see the Health Act 2006 and No 695, below).  The ban also affects Mr Howitt’s Delboys Sports Bar.  A Blackpool council spokesman is quoted as saying:


The panel today revoked the premises’ license after it was determined that three of the four licensing objectives had not been upheld – prevention of crime and disorder