This week we are asking if smoking tobacco should be outlawed?

It has devastating health consequences, and it tends to start among teenagers who are not prepared to make major life decisions.

Should we raise taxes on these products to discourage their use? Should employers be allowed to say, "No, we do not hire smokers?"

Let us know what you think.

Results from last week's On The Line poll are shown in an attached graph.

Results and the latest On The Line poll are always available at at the upper left corner of our homepage. The polls are free and anonymous. Results are published each week in The Courier-Gazette and online 11 a.m. Thursdays in a story at Email questions or suggestions to