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VIDEO: Smoking To Be Banned In Cars?

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."

Read more: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Smoking-to-be-Banne...



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My father was a heavy smoker yet limited the smoking in the car. Him smoking in the car probably is the reason I do not smoke :)

This law is out of control. I think the police have better things to do than to seek out smokers lol

...but then again it generates revenue which they are desperate for.

donvino

Next thing you know

rags under the seat will be banned.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972

I cam remember...

I can remember sitting in the back seat of our new 63 Impala with my parents smoking in the front seat. I tried to roll down the window so that I could breath but I was yelled at and punished for doing it. Yes, all libertarians should be up and arms against this government intrusion to take away there liberty of smoking in a car. Forget about how the children have no say so in the situation and are the most vulnerable. By the way, both of my parents died from a combination of lung cancer, uterine cancer, alzheimer's, bladder cancer, emphysema and a multitude of nicotine related medical issues. It was a terrible way to see both of them slowly and painfully enveloped with cancer.In the end they looked like the starved prisoners from Auschwitz. The morphine was not enough to take away the pain without leaving them in a near vegetative state. But hey, they had there right to smoke and nobody can take that away! I always told them that cancer cures smoking and I was right. It also needlessly destroyed my family.

RickStone

Freedom comes with risks.

Tobacco leaves incorporate soil components, including pesticides and fertilizers. Smoking pesticides/fertilizers x 30 years probably much worse for health than smoking organic tobacco cigarettes. Smoking few cigarettes daily no doubt far worse than smoking multiple packs daily. Many variables here not being considered...

The situation I was in...

The situation I was in was that I was at risk with out any freedom or say so. The only variable that I needed to consider was did I want my parents to die and take me along with them or did I want to live.

RickStone