View Poll Results: Do you agree with ban on smoking inside cars with children?

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  • Yes - I like this ban

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  • Yes - I like it, but age should be older than 8

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    So what is the answer? Ban nicotine products?
    Yes, I would.
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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So because some do, you would too????

    That's insane. I hope you're being facetious.
    Oh I am indeed, couldn't resist!!

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

    I don't think they need a new law, that one seems relevant and required given the amount of information available about smoking however, is sad. That said, why can't existing child endangerment laws be applied here? My view is the law seems un-necessary. Broaden child endangerment laws and apply it as needed.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Yes, I would.
    Oh this is inevitable, for years I've said that the day comes in America when smoking cigarettes is illegal and smoking marijauna is legal.

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

    I see nothing wrong with the law. The child has no way of defending itself especially in the back seat of the car. The parent is endangering the child by smoking in the car.
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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    I voted other. I don't think it should be illegal for the simple "slippery slope" argument. If we are going tostart making stupid things illegal we are going to need to hire a lot more cops, judges, lawyers, prison guards, etc, etc, etc


    yeah it's a bad idea and stupid to be smoking in the car with kids, but so are a lot of other things. my problem is with who gets to choose which stupidity is illegal and which is not.
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    re: Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I voted other. I don't think it should be illegal for the simple "slippery slope" argument. If we are going tostart making stupid things illegal we are going to need to hire a lot more cops, judges, lawyers, prison guards, etc, etc, etc


    yeah it's a bad idea and stupid to be smoking in the car with kids, but so are a lot of other things. my problem is with who gets to choose which stupidity is illegal and which is not.
    True. Good point. I don't see any way to police people who are smoking with children in their cars unless it's coincidental. Same with seat belts.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I responded other for a simple reason - I fully agree that people who insist on smoking shouldn't do so in the presence of children, particularly when those children have no way to escape second hand smoke. I object, however, to the government micromanaging citizen use of a legal product. People, unfortunately, aren't always smart enough to do what's right. However, tobacco products have been proven, beyond a doubt, to be a significant cause of many cancers and the cause of untold deaths. I find it incredible that government continues to legalize a known killer solely because it produces significant tax revenue. They quickly take other known carcinogens out of circulation - but those don't bring $billions into government coffers.
    At least cigarette use is falling in this country. Hopefully it will be almost entirely gone in 20 years.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Smoking while driving with kids under 8 now illegal in Maryland - NY Daily News


    I'm here to say - I can't find fault with this at all, except for wondering why 8 years old is the cut off. Why not 12 or 14? Why 8?

    Who here will defend the right of the adult to subject their child to smoke inside a confined space like a car?
    I had to put up with smoking parents. In the house, in the car, etc. I hated it. Smokers will get no sympathy from me.

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

    I like it. Don't share your cancerous habit with children.
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