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Toronto outlaws some public smoking

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.

Smoking will no longer be allowed in retail stores and other places in Toronto.
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: June 26, 1977
Guest(s): Anne Johnston, Gar Mahood
Reporter: Michael MacIvor
Duration: 10:53

Last updated: December 21, 2012

Page consulted on September 16, 2013

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