Movement to Ban Smoking in Cars with Kids Grows
During a recent drive, a New Jersey state senator caught a glimpse of the driver in the next lane.
She was puffing on a cigarette, windows rolled up, two kids in the car, filled with thick smoke.
That did it. Senator Ray Lesniak is proposing legislation for the Garden State that would ban smoking in a car where anyone under 16 is a passenger.
The measure parallels a nationwide movement to limit children's exposure to secondhand smoke. Louisiana, Arkansas, Puerto Rico and Bangor, Maine, have all recently enacted car smoking bans when youngsters are present.
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