Thursday, February 1, 2007

All the cool kids are doing it

An Ipsos-Reid survey of Albertans shows public support for a smoking ban is at an all-time high. A telephone survey of 800 people (the number they usually use when polling the entire country) shows that 4 out of 5 Albertans support a complete ban of smoking in public establishments. 80 per cent of Albertans also support banning the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies.

There you have it. Go Hancock go. Albertans want it. The Canadian Cancer Society wants it. Doctors want it. Other provinces have all jumped on the bandwagon. Other countries, including several in Europe, are doing it. Even France. And smoking has become part of the French culture. If they can ban smoking in Paris, they can do it anywhere.

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