THE legal ban on cigarette smoking in public places seems to be influencing public perceptions.
For the smell of cigarette smoke has been identified as “Top of the Pongs” in a new survey.
Tobacco was closely followed by stale alcohol suggesting that the smoking ban may have resulted in increased smoking and drinking at home, survey organisers Space Air Solutions said.
Cheap perfume came in third place, cooking smells came fourth and the smell of air freshener sprays, intended to disguise household smells, is named as an unlikely offender with a dramatic rise from tenth to fifth position.
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