The Star piece is alarmist, as are Furious Geroge Smitherman's remarks in it re debating a ban on smoking in apartment buildings. Nor are they in line with the Ontario Tobacco-Free Network's intent in conducting the research upon which this story is based. The message in the poll is that a majority of apartment dwellers would move to a smoke free building if the option was available to them. The OTN's message is that this fact should be an incentive for landlords (and maybe one day new condo-developers) to offer smoke-free buildings. All perfectly free-market.
PS. I don't smoke and have no qualms with curtailing the rights of our smelly, yellow-toothed brothers and sisters (because they can't throw two punches without spitting up phlegm and can't run very fast). But this is just stupid.