“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon
Two of my friends from childhood were in foster care for a time. One was molested by her stepfather and the other was alone all the time because her mother was an alcoholic and always out at the bars or with some guys or whatever she did with her time.
Think the bigger risk to their health is the redneck behind the wheel, smoking or not. So many kids die in car crashes every year that perhaps driving with kids period should be illegal. Oh, but that would kill tourist industry, so won't happen.