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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Deaths of children due to car accidents are 100% PREVENTABLE.. OMG!!!!! And they are FORCED INTO CARS!!!! They have no choice!!!!! And a hell f a lot more children die from car accidents than second hand smoke. An absurdly larger number. Like the vast majority of children who die under the age of 18 die form car accidents.

    And these deaths are 100% PREVENTABLE..
    Unlike cigarette smoking, there are many circumstances where to meet the responsibilities of modern society, children are REQUIRED to get into cars in order to do what is expected of them (ie attend school). Comparing it to a parent forcibly subjecting children to smoking is another desparate ploy by those addicted to the weed.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I don't have a problem with people smoking in the car. What I DO have a problem with is when they flick their butts out the window. That's a public litter nuisance. If you want to smoke, man up and use your ashtray, don't throw your trash at me.
    Nearly got hit in the face a few weeks ago by an idiot smoker who flicked his butt out the car. Caught it on video... he regretted the action a few days later when his butt (his own, not the cig) was hauled into the police station...
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I spent most of my life at that level.

    We spend about $500 for groceries a month with a family of 5 (3 adults, 2 children under 5). I can easily stretch our money to get meals for our family that are about $10 or less per day for all three meals plus milk and juice throughout the day for the boys. We even get snacks.
    You spend an average of $1 per meal 3 times a day for 5 people a month, not including snacks or eating out? I eat 1200-1500 calories a day and am very frugal and only spend $2 average per meal and you can beat that? I don't believe it, that's fantasy. Wait till the government makes you spend more money on food for your children, bet you won't like that.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Unlike cigarette smoking, there are many circumstances where to meet the responsibilities of modern society, children are REQUIRED to get into cars in order to do what is expected of them (ie attend school). Comparing it to a parent forcibly subjecting children to smoking is another desparate ploy by those addicted to the weed.
    You're tilting at windmills with that rationalization. Children can be home schooled and don't need to be forced into a car. Most people don't even own cars in NY City, so there are other means of mobility.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Unlike cigarette smoking, there are many circumstances where to meet the responsibilities of modern society, children are REQUIRED to get into cars in order to do what is expected of them (ie attend school). Comparing it to a parent forcibly subjecting children to smoking is another desparate ploy by those addicted to the weed.
    No sane parent would forcefully make their child sit in a closed car with them smoking straight in their face. So I absolutely see where that's wrong. If a parent is smoking in their kids face to the point where its unhealthy to the kid, and the kid isnt old enough to fix the situation, I'd consider that to be child abuse.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    It is the government's responsibility to protect the rights of ALL citizens. If parents will wontonly violate the legitimate rights of their children, than the government has the responsibility to step in and protect their rights...
    Can you prove a harm has occurred?
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Welcome Maddie

    And good point. Parents leave beer in the fridge and alcohol in accessible places but that isn't against the law. Imagine the harm they could do chugging straight liquor? Come on now stop the drugs and booze before we outlaw something that would take years of exposure to have any effect. And who's really going to blow smoke in their kids faces and keep the windows rolled up? Geez, the next thing you'll want to control is bad breath. I've smelt some halitosis that made me want to hurl, so that you can ban.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Thanks!
    Ultimately I don't think that smoking in a car should be illegal considering the only downside would be personal health and the health of others. Theres no distraction on the road, as there is with texting and driving, unless you can't drive with one hand intelligently. I think law enforcement has much more to worry about on the road than someone smoking a cigarette while driving, such as driving under the influence of alcohol, or driving without a seatbelt. Cigarettes don't alter your state of mind other than the addiction aspect. Of course as I said before, the only questionable thing would be if a parent were abusing their child? And if that's the case, then I'm sure there are much more obvious ways to tell of it.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by MaddieGreenwell View Post
    Thanks!
    Ultimately I don't think that smoking in a car should be illegal considering the only downside would be personal health and the health of others. Theres no distraction on the road, as there is with texting and driving, unless you can't drive with one hand intelligently. I think law enforcement has much more to worry about on the road than someone smoking a cigarette while driving, such as driving under the influence of alcohol, or driving without a seatbelt. Cigarettes don't alter your state of mind other than the addiction aspect. Of course as I said before, the only questionable thing would be if a parent were abusing their child? And if that's the case, then I'm sure there are much more obvious ways to tell of it.
    There you go.... get those priorities straight first. We can't control every aspect of somebody's existence nor should we try. We have to be responsible for our actions in this world and will never learn to grow into mature beings if there's too much interference in our freedoms. Give your neighbor a helping hand but don't smack them in face with it or hold them down.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Unlike cigarette smoking, there are many circumstances where to meet the responsibilities of modern society, children are REQUIRED to get into cars in order to do what is expected of them (ie attend school). Comparing it to a parent forcibly subjecting children to smoking is another desparate ploy by those addicted to the weed.
    Bull****. There are no laws forcing parents to use cars to transfer their children to school. They do so for their own convenience.

    Therefore your claim that children are REQUIRED to get into cars to do things like attend school is pure bull****. There is no requirement. Lazy parents subject them to risk in order to save some of their own time.
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