Smoking Bans in Public and Private Places

Blog, David Seymour, Local Government, Property Rights, Uncategorized

This piece makes the case that we’ve gotten smoking laws in Canada back to front. To see why you only have to go to parts of Tokyo, where local governments have protected the public in public places such as streets and left smoking under the control of property owners in private places. They have also avoided the conceit that privately owned bars and restaurants are “public places.”