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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Keep the window cracked. Good enough.



    Why not just put the kids on top of the car?

    Or if it's a pick-up, in the back?

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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I hope you're right, but statistics I'd seen recently showed use is rising among young people - I hope that's wrong.
    Well it is highest amongst 20-24 year olds so I assume that means those younger smoke less and more adults are quitting. I know that among my age group which is the younger one, smoking now carries a very negative around it and you will find any university level kid smoking only college kids. It seems the lower their intelligence the more likely they are to smoke.

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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    I don't see the point. It accomplishes nothing other than to make those who passed it feel good. These parents are still going to be smoking around their kids and the kids are going to continue to breathe it in. You cannot legislate stupidity out of our country. It is insane how more and more everyday the government takes more and more control from us. And it is sad how accepting people are to it.
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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The cigarette smell could be from several sources. Could be from smoking while kids are not in the car, could be from ashtray, could be from smoking passengers when kids are not there, could be from the residue on your clothes which transfer to the seats and many many other reasons. I've yet to see smoke in the back of a car when my kids are there. If any does get back there it is so little as to be irrelevent. They'll get worse toxins from the car itself and the cars that are also driving on the road. Indeed you have more chance of getting into an accident than giving a child lung cancer with a window open. If you want to wonder about putting your child at risk then think on that. Unless you live in a bubble house your kids are put at risk all the time. Much of it needless.
    You are in denial. I remember quite clearly being in the back of the car with my father smoking while driving and having that smoke come back toward me, not to mention the ashes. It absolutely is a problem. And as a child, you do not really have a say in making it stop because most of the time you have to be in the car with your parent and your parent(s) are likely not to care about your protests. My mother even defended my father's smoking in the car around us.
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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Quote Originally Posted by Alyssa View Post
    I agree that it's deplorable to smoke around children, but do we really need Big Gubbermint stepping in to keep children safe and healthy on THIS level? Isn't that what parents are for? Personally, I don't want to live in a country where bureaucrats wipe people's noses and change their diapers. People can't be protected from themselves, and unfortunately no matter how unfair it is, children are subjected to social darwinism. If they are born with morons as parents, their lives will probably suck. But at what point does society continue to intervene? And where does it end?
    Yes we do need government to step in because there are obviously still people who smoke in their cars with their children in them. If it wasn't a problem, then there would be no reason for even thinking about such a law in the first place.
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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Yes we do need government to step in because there are obviously still people who smoke in their cars with their children in them. If it wasn't a problem, then there would be no reason for even thinking about such a law in the first place.
    You are aware that a law banning something does not actually stop it from happening, right?

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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    I believe some people really do not understand the point of fines or laws that have a fine for a penalty. It really isn't to make a lot of money on that particular law off of everyone who would break it. It is to deter people from and give them incentive (in a negative way) to not do that action. This will have the desired effect because it will cause quite a number of those who do smoke in their cars with kids to think about the law (particularly if it is put out enough to the public that it is there) before they light up in the car with their kids. It is the same with things like child safety seat laws. They probably don't have too many cops out there checking to ensure that the laws are followed to the letter, checking age or weight of children to ensure that they are in the proper seat. However, the laws do cause many parents to follow the law.

    Some people actually are mindful of their kids and their kids' health, but others can be quite selfish when it comes to these things. As I've said, my father had no issue with smoking in the car with us in there, he would still do it with my children if I allowed him to drive them anywhere, but my husband has never smoked in the car with the children, always ensuring that he smokes right before we leave anywhere with the children. He obviously doesn't like doing this but he also knows that it is best for our kids, laws or no laws.
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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    You are aware that a law banning something does not actually stop it from happening, right?
    It does greatly reduce it though.
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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It does greatly reduce it though.
    Does it really?

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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I don't see the point. It accomplishes nothing other than to make those who passed it feel good. These parents are still going to be smoking around their kids and the kids are going to continue to breathe it in. You cannot legislate stupidity out of our country. It is insane how more and more everyday the government takes more and more control from us. And it is sad how accepting people are to it.
    Please detail exactly what "control" you've "lost" regarding this ban?

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