Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Butting Out: The Slow Death of Smoking in Canada




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Barry Artiste Op/Ed


This story and the links tells you virtually everything you wanted to know about smoking from the cradle to the grave. Pretty insightful.





Butting Out: The Slow Death of Smoking in Canada 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.





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