Toledo
Poll Says Ohioans Favor A Smoking Ban
October 30, 2002

A statewide poll out Wednesday says most Ohioans would back a state constitutional amendment to ban smoking in most public places.

The poll commissioned by The Toledo Blade and Toledo television station WTVG shows 60 percent support a statewide smoking ban. 36 percent oppose the idea.

Although a smoking ban is not on the ballot in Ohio this year, some anti-smoking groups are quietly working toward the idea.

Some cities and towns in the state already have approved smoking bans.

The telephone survey of 602 likely voters was conducted Thursday through Saturday.

It has a margin of error of four percentage points.

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