'Oversized Symbol of Smoking in NS'

What could it be?


I'm really, really, really in favour of the province's smoke-free legislation - banning smoking in all indoor public areas, workplaces and outdoor restaurant/bar patios - which officially takes effect Dec. 1. But I'm not sure that I understand the oddly worded press release announcing a photo op of Health Promotion and Protection Minister Barry Barnet to launch the legislation tomorrow.

He'll "symbolically" mark the first smoke-free day by "breaking an oversized symbol of smoking in Nova Scotia." The strange overuse of the word symbol seems designed to bring us out to see just what the minister is going to break.

A giant cigarette is the most obvious 'symbol' of smoking in most places, but....Will the minister squish a big black lung? Smash an enormous ashtray? Break a huge yellow fingernail? One can only imagine...

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