Poll: One in four Americans support total smoking ban

One in four U.S. adults say that smoking should be made totally illegal in the U.S. — the highest percentage to date, by one point. The measure had previously garnered between 11% and 24% support over the nearly three decades that Gallup has been tracking it…

Though bans on smoking in restaurants and other select places have become increasingly common in municipalities and countries worldwide, Bhutan in South Asia is the only country in the world where the sale and production of tobacco is prohibited outright, and places where one can smoke are difficult to find. Overall, Americans remain largely opposed to a total ban, but support has edged upward, particularly in recent years.