Last week Ontario banned smoking in a car if children were present (see story here)
Now I understand the logic. I agree with the logic. I agree with the principle of protecting children.
But really what's next? Banning smoking in private homes with children present? (Noting that some agencies already require foster parent homes to be non-smoking buildings) We have already banned smoking in most public enclosed spaces, and there is a drive to ban it in parks and on beaches as well.
If tobacco were presented as a new product now it would never be approved for sale. It is inherently harmful when used as intended after all. Given what we know and what has already been done is it time to ban it altogether?