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    Smoking in Cars

    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?

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    ...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...
    tobacco is legal.

    until its illegal, folks have the right to smoke in their own home or in their car.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Would you like to see this law applied for the whole country? What do you think?
    It's a terrible idea and would make a terrible law. Tobacco is a legal product, a car is a person's private property. You want to make arguments of harm, and I think there could be arguments made. But the overall intrusive nature necessary for the government to carry out the execution of this law would not justify the end result.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    DWWU.....Driving While Windows Up

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's a terrible idea and would make a terrible law. Tobacco is a legal product, a car is a person's private property. You want to make arguments of harm, and I think there could be arguments made. But the overall intrusive nature necessary for the government to carry out the execution of this law would not justify the end result.
    What should be done if a parent has the car windows up, is smoking, and has two children in the back seat?

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Although its a really stupid idea to smoke in your car with little ones.... Smoking is legal. A car and a home are private property.

    Im a smoker.. I dont smoke in my home, because my husband is a non smoker, so I go outside on the porch. I dont smoke in my car, because my daughter is often with me and because i hate the way it makes my car smell and the film it puts on my windows. But that is MY choice.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    What should be done if a parent has the car windows up, is smoking, and has two children in the back seat?
    by that logic, we should also make it illegal to smoke in your home when there are children around.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaBrat View Post
    Although its a really stupid idea to smoke in your car with little ones.... Smoking is legal. A car and a home are private property.

    Im a smoker.. I dont smoke in my home, because my husband is a non smoker, so I go outside on the porch. I dont smoke in my car, because my daughter is often with me and because i hate the way it makes my car smell and the film it puts on my windows. But that is MY choice.
    we allow parents to expose their kids to bad foods, bad drinks, bad habits of all kinds. Parents have the right to be poor parents, and that includes smoking around their kids.

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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    What should be done if a parent has the car windows up, is smoking, and has two children in the back seat?
    Nothing, mind your own business.
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    Re: Smoking in Cars

    I don't smoke. Except for 3 weeks in high school when I tried it and found that it did nothing for me, I have never smoked. I also do understand the health issues with smoke and second-hand smoke. Having said that, I think we have gone way overboard in this country regarding smokers and smoking, and I actually believe that we need to lighten up a bit.

    Either that, or quit doing this ridiculous dance and make it illegal completely... though I would still favor lightening up (no pun intended).

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