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Thread: Smoking in Cars

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    But there's a limit to that.

    Exposing children regularly to pretty much any other harmful substance could be grounds for child abuse charges. Why not smoke?
    and who gets to decide exposure to how many cigs. counts as child-abuse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    and who gets to decide exposure to how many cigs. counts as child-abuse?
    Really? That's all you got?
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    I think Arkansas is doing the right thing. Who gets to speak up for the kids in the back seat who have to inhale those toxic fumes? 5+ years of damage to those kids would probably be pretty bad, right?

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaBrat View Post
    I agree. People have the right to do a lot stupid stuff, its called freedom. Like I said. I personally chose not to, but I believe that its no ones business what you do in the privacy of your home or vehicle (so long as it is within the law).
    No, it should be illegal to expose children to harmful fumes. You are not free to do that.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Really? That's all you got?
    that's some retort there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    that's some retort there.

    Much like yours.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Trite, but I cannot think of a more appropriate expression of the absurdity of the topic. I realize the current trend is going in this direction, but I hope my son does not have to live in such a sterile world.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    I think about the last thing we need is one more way for the government to tell parents what they can and can't do with respect to their children. It has subsumed far too much parental authority as it is.

    I say this as a smoker who has never and will never smoke in the car while the kids are along for the ride.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
    The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Trite, but I cannot think of a more appropriate expression of the absurdity of the topic. I realize the current trend is going in this direction, but I hope my son does not have to live in such a sterile world.
    You don't want your son to grow up in a world where children's growth isn't stunted by second-hand smoke and aren't exposed to carcinogens constantly? That "sterile" world?

    Get real. This is a public health issue. Your son will not be harmed because adults can't smoke in a car, even if the government has to make them stop being so stupid. What's next, are you going to mourn the good old days when kids could wallow in asbestos and drink lead in their water free from the bad old government spoiling their fun? WTF?
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I think about the last thing we need is one more way for the government to tell parents what they can and can't do with respect to their children. It has subsumed far too much parental authority as it is.
    I think we definitely need the government to impose its power on parents to stop them from exposing their children to harmful fumes. And I think it's absurd to think otherwise. The ONLY reason people accept this is because they are used to it. If someone were burning wood, or carrying some kind of caustic chemicals that emitted harmful fumes known to cause many health problems, in their car with their kids, you'd all be the first to call for the parents to be arrested.

    I say this as a smoker who has never and will never smoke in the car while the kids are along for the ride.
    Good for you! Unfortunately, some kids have parents stupider than you and must have their health protected from them.
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