Queens, New York assemblyman David Weprin is pushing
to make it illegal in New York state to smoke in a car with a passenger
under 14, even if the windows are rolled down. Break the law and it
could cost you $100.
The proposed ban aims to protect children from secondhand smoke, and
adds the age limit because younger kids are less likely to speak up.
Four states (Louisiana, California, Maine and Arkansas) have already
passed the same law. Weprin wants police to have the ability to stop a
car and ask the passengers’ ages if they suspect someone’s smoking
A poll on the New York Daily News website shows that 92% of readers support the law. Do you think it’s fair? Do you ever smoke in the car when kids are riding?