Because alcohol is sold we have to abide by the local authority licensing regs.
HOWEVER. We are a private club in the strictest sense, with all the members making the rules and constitution. A 'straw-poll' indicates that over 75% of the members would NOT vote for a smoke free atmosphere. Our tame solicitor seems to think there is a very good case under the Human Rights Act.
In reply to the comment about an alleged smoke-haze, the club has three industrial extractors which probably make the interior cleaner than the exterior, taking into account diesel and petrol fumes on the outside.