John Raese, running for U. Senate as a Republican in West Virginia, equated a county smoking ban with Hitler forcing Jews to wear the Star of David at .
The theory that public smoking bans cut the number of children born prematurely has been strengthened by new research.
Experts debate smoking ban in outdoor public spaces - BBC News
Smoking ban in England 'cuts child hospital admissions' - BBC News
The deputy prime minister says he opposes a ban on smoking in cars carrying children - but the idea looks closer to law as MPs are offered a free vote.
Smoking could be banned in playgrounds and hospital grounds as the Welsh government continues its drive to clamp down on cigarettes in public.