According to a Gallup poll, more Americans than ever want an outright ban on smoking. Even though supports is relatively low, it has been steadily improving since 2007 when just 12 percent of people wanted smoking banned everywhere in the United States.
Today, this has risen to 22 percent. Back in 1991, the portion of Americans supporting an outright smoking ban was just 14 percent – this number fell to its lowest point in 1994 – a mere 11 percent. However, in the time since, Americans have become more aware of smoking-related diseases, resulting in more support for a ban everywhere in the country.
Efforts to ban smoking in all public places have gained more traction in recent years. In 2013, 55 percent of Americans support a smoking ban in public places. This marks an improvement on 2003 when just 31 percent of Americans supported such an initiative.