Lawmaker Proposes Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids

Thursday, Jun 16, 2011  |  Updated 12:24 PM EDT
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Lawmaker Proposes Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids

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A New York lawmaker has proposed legislation that would ban adults from smoking in cars when children under the age of 14 are present.

Assemblyman David Weprin says he wants to reduce children's exposure to secondhand smoke. The bill would apply even when the windows are rolled down.

The Daily News reports that violators could face a fine of up to $100.

Four other states have passed similar laws: Maine, Louisiana, Arkansas and California.

In New York's Rockland County, smoking is banned in cars carrying passengers under age 18.

Nassau County on Long Island is considering a similar bill.
 

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