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A law I actually agree with!
by Anonymous
February 19, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Here in Connecticut they are trying to pass a law that makes it illegal to smoke cigarettes in a car with children in car seats. Sorry I don't have a link though. I really hope it goes through. It's about time!

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  • smushy79
    February 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

     I agree!!

  • fairyjester
    February 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM
    That is why it should go up to a much higher age

    Quoting peaches_04:

    Just what we need one more excuse for parents to get their kid out of a carseat earlier.

    Dumbest law ever
  • shylynn22
    February 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM
    Yes and my dh was born with a bad heart and had heart surgery as a child, has had heart attacks, and might need another surgery. He is only 24. Not to mention that he could die at any time.



    It does hurt babies. Maybe not all, but who would take that chance?





    Quoting Anonymous:


    My Mom smoked in the car with us, she also smoked with both her pregnancies.  We were not low birthweight at all.  We do not have breathing issues, ect.  It was my Mom's choice to have us and it was her choice to smoke around us and in the car.  It was my choice to not smoke.  My children can make that choice for themselves.  Everyone makes unhealthy choices daily.  Such as junk food, ect.  Should be rid our houses of junk food if we have children?  Remember there is an epidemic of child obesity............



    Quoting Anonymous:

    And children should have the right to a healthy life! In a perfect world parents would be smart enough to choose their children's health over their own stupidity... But they don't!








    Quoting Anonymous:

    While I agree it is bad to smoke in the car with children; I have to disagree with this law.  It is once again infringing on our rights to "choose".  Here in Oklahoma they are trying to take our choice away for smoking in public places, such as bars, parks, ect.  I do not smoke, however when I take my children to the park they do not just randomly go up to people who are smoking and stay near them..............








  • BlessedBeX3
    February 19, 2013 at 8:56 AM

     ikr! im a smoker, but i couldn't even smoke in the car with my girls in there. I actually went some place with my mom last week and she pulled out a cig and i was like weirded out smoking a cig in the car. Its been years lol

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Ugh. My gram was a smoker and my dad said that happened to him as a kid all the time. So mean!


    Quoting BlessedBeX3:

     that is great! finally! I wish they would do there here in az. OMG i remember my aunt smoking a cig in the car and my cousin was the in the back seat behind her with the window down and when my aunt flicked her cig the ember got my cousin in the eye. she was li ke 13 at the time.


     

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 8:57 AM
    I dont want to live in a nanny state sorry i believe making laws like that is a slippery slope. I think there are bigger issues i want time and resources spent on. In general this law is a waste of tax payers dollars. It amazes me how some people are okay with the government having so much control over their lives. Also just before some one tries and say my opinion on this is because I smoke. I dont smoke never have and dont allow anyone to smoke in the car with my children either.
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 8:57 AM

    There are 3 of us.  none of us have any issues.  however my Mom would roll down the windows, and smoke outside.  However we would still sit next to her. lol. Like I have stated I do not smoke, and I do agree the windows should at lease be unrolled.  it just seems as if more and more of our choices are being taken away from us. 


    Quoting Anonymous:

    You are one of the lucky ones to not have any issues from it

    Quoting Anonymous:


    My Mom smoked in the car with us, she also smoked with both her pregnancies.  We were not low birthweight at all.  We do not have breathing issues, ect.  It was my Mom's choice to have us and it was her choice to smoke around us and in the car.  It was my choice to not smoke.  My children can make that choice for themselves.  Everyone makes unhealthy choices daily.  Such as junk food, ect.  Should be rid our houses of junk food if we have children?  Remember there is an epidemic of child obesity............


    Quoting Anonymous:

    And children should have the right to a healthy life! In a perfect world parents would be smart enough to choose their children's health over their own stupidity... But they don't!





    Quoting Anonymous:

    While I agree it is bad to smoke in the car with children; I have to disagree with this law.  It is once again infringing on our rights to "choose".  Here in Oklahoma they are trying to take our choice away for smoking in public places, such as bars, parks, ect.  I do not smoke, however when I take my children to the park they do not just randomly go up to people who are smoking and stay near them..............








  • ElitestJen
    February 19, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    YAY for controlling people!  Don't we know that parents are too stupid the do the right thing?  We need LAWS to tell them what to do.

  • TrouserMouse
    February 19, 2013 at 8:58 AM

     Do you typically not agree with laws?  Do you worry about people smoking in the car with their kids, but not worry about murder, rape and other mayhem?

  • bowribbonmama
    February 19, 2013 at 8:58 AM
    It's actually 16.

    Quoting CamsMommy0731:

    Here in Ontario, Canada, you can't smoke it a car with someone under 18 or around any public building within 10 yards of any entrance
  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM


    He could just have heart issues (which I am sorry to hear) Just because his Mother smoked does not necessarly mean the two are related. They may be or they may not be, children are born to parents who have never done anything smoke, drink, ect.  Those children sometimes get Cancer at a young age. 

    Quoting shylynn22:

    Yes and mydh was born with a bad heart and had heart surgery as a child, has had heart attacks, and might need another surgery. He is only 24. Not to mention that he could die at any time.

    It does hurt babies. Maybe not all, but who would take that chance?



    Quoting Anonymous:


    My Mom smoked in the car with us, she also smoked with both her pregnancies.  We were not low birthweight at all.  We do not have breathing issues, ect.  It was my Mom's choice to have us and it was her choice to smoke around us and in the car.  It was my choice to not smoke.  My children can make that choice for themselves.  Everyone makes unhealthy choices daily.  Such as junk food, ect.  Should be rid our houses of junk food if we have children?  Remember there is an epidemic of child obesity............


    Quoting Anonymous:

    And children should have the right to a healthy life! In a perfect world parents would be smart enough to choose their children's health over their own stupidity... But they don't!





    Quoting Anonymous:

    While I agree it is bad to smoke in the car with children; I have to disagree with this law.  It is once again infringing on our rights to "choose".  Here in Oklahoma they are trying to take our choice away for smoking in public places, such as bars, parks, ect.  I do not smoke, however when I take my children to the park they do not just randomly go up to people who are smoking and stay near them..............








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