CANADA'S smokers are losing their right to light up in public places across the country, because of the introduction of a series of smoke-free environment bylaws and bans.

The capital city of Ottawa has recently launched the country's toughest by-law, prohibiting smoking in restaurants, bars, private clubs and legion halls. Meanwhile, an anti-smoking ban has recently been imposed on jails in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia. The tough line could cause trouble. Last year riots, furniture smashing and hunger strikes erupted in jails ...

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