Letter: We need to protect kids from their own parents who smoke

Editor:

Re: Most British Columbians back proposed ban on smoking in apartments, NOW Opinion, Jan. 17

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The recently polling results on British Columbian’s views on smoking clearly show that the majority of people support a ban on smoking in multi-unit dwellings. 

This is one can easily conclude due to the widespread understanding that exposure to second-hand smoke poses risks to the non-user.

What remains to be discussed is how do we also better protect the health and rights of children living in homes where their parents select to smoke and thereby expose them to serious harm?

If we move to protect some children, but not all, then such a ban could we deemed not only unfair but unconstitutional. 

Pamela McColl, Vancouver

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