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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Lame slippery slope argument. Here, let me try it:

    What's next? If we stop regulating smoking in cars, will we let parents feed their children sludge? Or pump bleach into their veins?
    You can't make this kind of comparison while tobacco is a legal substance which adults consume recreationally. When the government bans human consumption of tobacco, then this comparison will be valid.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I have no problem with laws that ban smoking in cars with children in them. I was a child of a smoker (dad) plus another smoker (my grandmother) lived with us most of my childhood. Being in the car with them while they smoked was horrible as a child. And not only would my father and grandmother just try to excuse their smoking as "a bad habit" or "it calms them while they are in the car" but my mother also defended the behavior and would jump on me for even suggesting that neither should smoke around us kids despite not smoking herself.

    And enforcing it would be basically the same as enforcing seat belt laws or texting while driving laws. Just pull over the person if you see them doing the activity.

    I live in California, which has had this law in place for a while. My husband doesn't smoke in the car with the boys, but didn't even when we lived in NC and HA, where they don't have these laws. Not all smoking parents are like my husband though, and the kids suffer because of the smoking of their inconsiderate parents. Reducing that suffering, even just a little, is a good thing.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Lame slippery slope argument.
    As an aside, that wasn't a lame argument at all. The logic you used to support a ban on windows-up smoking applied 100% to the counter-argument I raised.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Cigarette smoke is different than car fumes. Secondhand smoke can still cause cancer, over enough time.

    My main problem is smoking in a care, with kids, with the windows "up," not down. Having asthma, when my uncle would smoke with the windows up it was like slow suffocation.

    So no, I see no problem with having government fine irresponsible parents who do this sort of crap. If the windows are down, that changes things.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Earlier today I heard a conversation about Arkansas, and the illegality of smoking in cars with the windows up. According to them, it's illegal to smoke in a car with children that are, iirc, 6 years of age or younger? I don't know which law this is, and have beeb searching for it to find out exactly what the law entails.

    I have this link that seems to support the conversation I heard: Law on smoking in car with children could change Arkansas - The Debate Team - BabyCenter

    Assuming this is true, I have no problem with the law.

    In fact, I'd like to see smoking in cars with the windows up completely banned, because I've heard 2nd/3rd-hand smoke is pretty dangerous.

    Would you like to see this law applied for the whole country? What do you think?
    Absolutely not for the entire country. But absolutely for my state (no smoking in a car with minors of any age). I believe it should be up to the state to decide.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Huh?

    My points stand.

    I don't care if smokers are getting hammered. They deserve to be. Exposing children to harmful fumes should be illegal.
    Huh?, indeed. You quite clearly missed MY point. I was pointing out the obvious flaw in your "logic" toward the other poster, not commenting on the pros and cons of smoking or second-hand smoke itself.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    when they legalize marijuana will that be illegal to smoke while the windows are up too?

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by fishinRod View Post
    when they legalize marijuana will that be illegal to smoke while the windows are up too?
    If there's children in the back, then I think so.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Cigarette smoke is different than car fumes. Secondhand smoke can still cause cancer, over enough time.

    My main problem is smoking in a care, with kids, with the windows "up," not down. Having asthma, when my uncle would smoke with the windows up it was like slow suffocation.

    So no, I see no problem with having government fine irresponsible parents who do this sort of crap. If the windows are down, that changes things.
    so, you are of the opinion that exposing a child to exhaust fumes can pose no medical problem?
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by fishinRod View Post
    when they legalize marijuana will that be illegal to smoke while the windows are up too?
    The effects of second-hand smoke of marijuana would need to be thoroughly researched before anyone could make an informed decision on your question...

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