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Poll: Should smoking be banned in council houses?

A ban has been mooted in the United States.

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SMOKING IN STATE-OWNED public housing in the United States is to be banned under new proposals.

It has been met with a mixed reaction. Some believe it means less people will be at risk of inhaling second-hand smoke. However it could result in more poor families being evicted for doing what would otherwise be a legal activity in the privacy of their own homes.

“Everyone — no matter where they live — deserves a chance to grow up in a healthy, smoke-free home,” American’s surgeon general said, arguing in favour of the ban.

We want to know what you think: Should smoking be banned in Irish council houses?

Poll Results:

No (6355)
Yes (5529)
Undecided (637)

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Nicky Ryan

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