VIDEO: Smoking To Be Banned In Cars?Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:38
VIDEO: Smoking To Be Banned In Cars?
By Jeff Saperstone
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 |
Updated 10:14 AM EST
It's already happened in restaurants and businesses but will smoking be banned in your own car?
State lawmakers want to make smoking in cars illegal if there is a child under 7-years-old inside.
Parents like the idea.
"We want our kids to be in safe places, always," Chris Liss, a Granby parent, said.
A 2006 Harvard University study of smoking in cars shows that even with the windows slightly opened, a single cigarette can produce hazardous levels of contaminants.
"It's going to help," Rep. Henry Genga, the bill's sponsor, said. "No question about it."