Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau noted the decision to ban smoking on Manitoba’s beaches is backed by science on the health risks to people breathing in second-hand smoke. He would be hard-pressed to show the evidence to support this ban, a cheap political hit for little gain.
The province seeks to “de-normalize” smoking, to keep young people from picking up the dangerous habit. So be it. But it is fantasy to think a ban on the beach will protect asthmatics or prevent cancer.