Apparently the godless, witless pack of heathens have obviously never been into a church. If they had they would have noticed that they are places of worship. People don't smoke in churches as it would be considered both rude, and somewhat sacreligious.
Every church is being sent a 24 page glossy document tellingthem about why they shouldn't allow people to smoke in church.
These comments from a couple of civil servants just typify the small minded, petty, vindictive and hidebound types who govern us,
"Churches and other places of worship are not exempt from the ban and we have provided the same literature to all affected enclosed public places."
The Department of Health said: "Churches will be included in the ban as they are enclosed public spaces. Signs will be prominently displayed at all entrances."