I wonder if the 26% had any kind of halfway-decent sounding explanation for their answer? If they think it’s for health reasons, what else would they be willing to have outlawed later on under that guise?
(btw I don’t smoke myself and never understood why anybody did. IMO it’s just a no-brainer)
Just over one-out-of-four Americans (26%) continue to believe cigarette smoking should be against the law in this country, a finding that’s changed little from previous surveys.
Sixty-three percent (63%) disagree and say smoking should not be outlawed, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.
Interestingly, even 18% of those who currently smoke think their habit should be illegal. Thirty percent (30%) of those who have never smoked agree.
But Americans are inclined to think that government pressure won’t change smokers’ habits. Forty-five percent (45%) say more government regulation of tobacco is at least somewhat likely to reduce the number of smokers, but 51% think that’s unlikely. These findings include 17% who say the increased regulation is Very Likely to cut down on the number of smokers and 15% who say it is Not At All Likely to do so.