No More Smoking in Cars?
January 15, 2007 (WPVI) -- Is it a way to protect kids? Or an unfair restriction of personal freedom?
Connecticut lawmakers are considering a ban on smoking in cars that have young children on board.
The idea for the law came from 9-year-old Justin Kvadas.
"If you can't talk on a cellphone, or eat while driving a vehicle, how come you can still smoke?"
Justin started with a petition and an e-mail campaign.
Then his drive got the attention of a Connecticut state lawmaker, who turned it into legislation.
Connecticut isn't alone in trying to protect kids in cars - a similar law goes into effect this week in Bangor, Maine.
Critics of these measures say restrictions on smokers have gone too far. One smoker said, "It's all good to keep it away from the kids, but I don't know, where do you draw the line with that?"
The Connecticut ban is just beginning its away through the state legislature.
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