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The next non-smoking frontier: outdoors

Not too long ago, Canadians could smoke virtually anywhere they pleased: at work, in theatres, restaurants and even hospitals. Smoking rates peaked in the early 1960s, when nearly half of all adults puffed away. But as evidence of the health hazards of cigarettes piled up, high taxes, graphic warnings and restrictions on smoking have helped make smoking unacceptable. CBC Archives traces the decline of smoking in Canada.

Provincial and federal governments consider restricting smoking on patios and outside entrances to buildings.
Medium: Radio
Program: The World At Six
Broadcast Date: Nov. 15, 2005
Guests: Roberta Ferrence, Filip Palda
Host: Bernie McNamee
Reporter: Pauline Dakin
Duration: 2:08

Last updated: September 18, 2013

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