Poll shows support for smoking ban

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Supporters of further limits on smoking in
public have released a new poll indicating most Oklahomans favor
banning smoking in bars and restaurants.
The poll commissioned by the Smoke Free Oklahoma coalition found
71 percent of Oklahomans favor eliminating indoor smoking in public
places. It also found 94 percent of Oklahoma voters believe
secondhand smoke is a health hazard.
Legislation to tighten smoking restrictions and eliminate
smoking in bars and restaurants has died in the state Legislature
this year.
Marilyn Davidson of the American Heart Association says the poll
shows lawmakers that their constituents favor banning indoor
smoking.
The poll was performed in late February by SoonerPoll.com and
surveyed 1,000 likely voters registered in the state. It has a
margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.


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