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Victoria considers the toughest smoking bylaw in Canada - April 24, 2014

As Victoria considers tougher smoking bylaws, some say this infringes on civil liberties, while others in the world believe the regular restrictions have done all they can do and prescription restrictions or outlawing tobacco are part of their discussion.

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