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

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    Smoking Illegal With Children In Car[W:501]

    Maryland became the latest state to ban smoking while driving with a child underneath the age of 8 years old in the car, in an effort to keep kids from breathing and being harmed by secondhand smoke. Senate members voted 27-17 in favor of the bill, which would levy a $50 fine on drivers or passengers who violate the proposed new regulation. It will not carry a moving violation which adds points to one’s license, but violating the ban will be a primary offense, meaning the police will be able to pull over suspected violators without observing any other illegal movements in the vehicle.
    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?

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

    Here it is under the age of 16 in most provinces but Nova Scotia where it is 19 (the age required to buy cigarettes).

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

    Keep the window cracked. Good enough.

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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?
    Is drinking or smoking while pregnant a crime? Or does it become a crime after you decide not to abort?

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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.
    No. It's not.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Is drinking or smoking while pregnant a crime? Or does it become a crime after you decide not to abort?
    Off topic.

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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'm not saying you should be able to smoke anywhere and everywhere, but a car is private property. That's only a step away from saying you can't smoke in your house.


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

    I sat at a stop light a couple of days ago, looked over and both adults in the front seat of the car next to me were smoking. There were 2 babies in car seats in back. I thought right then there ought to be a law...
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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.
    My thinking exactly.

    Just how much government intervention and interdiction in our lives are we suppose to tolerate? Gotta draw a line someplace that the government can't cross.

    Meanwhile, in California, I think it's illegal to smoke in your own backyard. So much for your house being your castle.

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

    Should be 16, or at least 14. Smoking around those who can't speak for themselves is horrible.

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