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August 17, 2011 According to a new national survey from Ottawa-based Abacus Data, a majority of Canadians back restrictions on smoking on patios before 8pm and in parks and public beaches.
Nationally, 61% of Canadians surveyed said they either strongly (47%) or somewhat (14%) support a law that would restrict smoking on outdoor patios before 8pm while 25% opposed the proposed measure.
Similarly, 58% of Canadians said they either strongly (44%) or somewhat (14%) support a law that would restrict smoking in all public parks and beaches while 30% opposed the idea.
It makes me wonder if they'll try to ban smoking on private properties in the long run, such as in one person's own backyard, simply because someone in the yard next to them can smell it.
Originally posted by N3k9Ni
First of all.. when you say patio, are you meaning as in a private patio by someones house or does patio mean something else for you?
As for smoking bans, I think any government enforced ban is going too far. Where I live, there's a ban on smoking in any public building. Public buildings are bars, restaurants, movie theaters, food and other shopping areas. I'm not sure what all else it covers, but I do know that casinos are exempt.
They've even gone so far as to have undercover cops go into bars trying to catch people smoking.
I don't think the government has any business forcing any business to be non-smoking under threat of losing their business license. It should be left up to the owner to decide that.
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
In ontario I can be fined for smoking in the company vehicle I drive up to 5000 dollars . I find this to be frustrating as I am the only one who is ever in the van and nnone else has ever drivin it or rode in it and I've had it for a few years now.
Really, read the report.
In fact, the data used is biased in the way that it was collected and the actual risk for a smoker is probably less.
"Smoking may actually help decrease the side effects of antipsychotic medication" (although, to be fair, it can also cause a bad reaction.. so tell your Shrink that you smoke before taking any antipsychotic meds.) ...
"Cigarettes boost DHEA which is a sex hormone that increases libido and helps trim your weight." Smoking also boosts memory functions.
Originally posted by Flyer
reply to post by andriod
I dont have to go home and have a shower if Im near a mill or car.
Get too close to a smoker and their stench is on you for the rest of the day.
Smokers, imagine the worst BO youve ever smelt, thats what you smell like and even worse than that is its transferable and stays on you until you shower.