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Majority of Canadians support smoking ban in condos: poll

Last Updated Jan 17, 2019 at 4:58 pm PST

A smoker holds a cigarette outside a building in Vancouver, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

BRITISH COLUMBIA (NEWS 1130) – According to a new poll, the majority of Canadians would like to see smoking banned in condos and apartments.

A new poll from Research Co. shows seven-in-ten Canadians are in favour of the idea while 25 per cent are opposed.

“The regulations that have been in place for years to deal with smoking across Canada remain popular,” says Mario Canseco with Research Co in a release. “There is a high level of support for bringing multi-family dwellings to the list of places where people should not be allowed to smoke.”

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When it comes to smoking in indoor public places such as public transit facilities, restaurants, and workplaces, nine-in-ten Canadians agree with having a ban in place.

“The highest level of support for the ban is observed among women (74%), Canadians aged 55 and over (also 74%), Quebecers (75%) and British Columbians (74%),” read the survey.

This comes as Liberal MLA Mary Polak prepares to read a petition in the legislature from constituents asking for a smoking ban in multi-family buildings.

The poll was conducted between January 2 and 4, 2019, among 800 adults in B.C., with a margin error of +/- 3.5 per cent.

-With files from Lya Fichmann