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Poll: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child?

Children from deprived areas are twice as likely to inhale second-hand smoke as children from more affluent backgrounds.

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IRISH CHILDREN FROM deprived areas are twice as likely to inhale second-hand smoke as children from more affluent backgrounds, according to a new report.

Just 14% of children from Ireland’s highest-income families are exposed to tobacco smoke in their everyday lives. The figure is 32.7% for nine-year-olds from the country’s lowest-income families.

The Smoke-Free Spaces on the Island of Ireland report has been released today by the Institute of Public Health to mark World No Tobacco Day.

We want to know what you think: Should it be illegal to smoke in the same room as a child?


Poll Results:

Yes (7461)
Yes, but it would be difficult to enforce (5595)
No (1849)
I'm not sure (210)




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