Manitoba and New Brunswick Friday became the first Canadian provinces to implement smoking bans effective in all enclosed public places. While the ban in New Brunswick is expected to cost the province some of the $100 million in tobacco taxes it makes each year, Premier Bernard Lord said it would also save the province about $132 million in health-care expenses and lost productivity. Read more about the smoking bans at the provincial Ministry of Health websites of (Manitoba and New Brunswick).
Both Norway and Ireland have imposed nationwide smoking bans in public places. CTV News has more. SmokeFreeWorld provides a breakdown of (mostly local) smoking bans in the US.