However, this excluded 10-20 minutes of smoke produces exponentially more pollution than when the stove is running full tilt (which is already a lot of pollution. See Are new stoves a solution?).
Last week this youth, walking along a public sidewalk in Courtenay, got a full blast of this pollution. Do you think he cared that it was ‘just start-up smoke’ (a defence we often hear)?
Imagine the uproar if this was cigarette smoke.