Bill would ban smoking in cars with kids

Bill would ban smoking in cars with kids

There are 354 comments on the The Courier-Journal story from Jan 12, 2011, titled Bill would ban smoking in cars with kids. In it, The Courier-Journal reports that:

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill filed by House Speaker Greg Stumbo would make it illegal to smoke in a car containing children.

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bill

United States

#1 Jan 12, 2011
The goverment is tellin us to wear seat belt against our will it is our right if we should wear then or not. Now they r tellin us that we can't smoke in resturants. now they r tryin to say we can't smoke in our car with our kids and this is the united states and we r supposed to have freedom and all they want to do is to come up with dum laws. we will get petition to stop the fin to smoke in ur car it is dum. us as a americans have our rights to smoke.
EnjoyingTheMichi ganBan

Farmington, MI

#2 Jan 12, 2011
Greg Stumbo is a great American...this is surely a sign of good things to come!

The children deserve better than the abuse at the hands of their selfish caretakers and guardians!
Mythbuster

United States

#3 Jan 12, 2011
If you are going to call something dumb at least learn how to spell dumb.

Besides this topic is already under discussion.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/prestonsburg-...

BTW no laws have provisions allowing parents to bring harm to their children. We as Americans do not in any shape or form have a right to smoke. In fact addictive drugs are illegal and the only reason Smoking wasn’t outlawed decades ago was it was the trendy thing to do at the time and to much lobby money was being spread around.
bill

Belvidere, IL

#4 Jan 12, 2011
EnjoyingTheMichiganBan wrote:
Greg Stumbo is a great American...this is surely a sign of good things to come!
The children deserve better than the abuse at the hands of their selfish caretakers and guardians!
how. About people that drinks and drives with kids if they are goin do any they should do it on beer and whiskey andleave cigs along
Mythbuster

United States

#5 Jan 12, 2011
bill wrote:
<quoted text> how. About people that drinks and drives with kids if they are goin do any they should do it on beer and whiskey andleave cigs along
Drinking and driving is already illegal. A couple spoonfuls of cough syrup is more than enough to make a person legally drunk.

Besides what does that have to do with smoking?

Myth Busted
kayla

Huntington, WV

#6 Jan 12, 2011
i agree with this coming from a person whose mother was a chain smoker. i strongly believe this needs to take affect soon. second hand smoke is real people!
wow

Macon, GA

#7 Jan 12, 2011
bill wrote:
The goverment is tellin us to wear seat belt against our will it is our right if we should wear then or not. Now they r tellin us that we can't smoke in resturants. now they r tryin to say we can't smoke in our car with our kids and this is the united states and we r supposed to have freedom and all they want to do is to come up with dum laws. we will get petition to stop the fin to smoke in ur car it is dum. us as a americans have our rights to smoke.
yes you have rights but are you giving your kids the right to choose if they want to breath your poison (smoke) in to their little lungs? i am a smoker and i respect my kids and any non smoker around me, why you may ask??????? because it is the right thing to do...stop being a baby about things and grow up
good

Frankfort, KY

#8 Jan 13, 2011
Mythbuster wrote:
We as Americans do not in any shape or form have a right to smoke.
Currently, yes, Americans have the right to smoke in places where it is legal to smoke. No, it's not in the Bill of Rights, but neither is "Right to Eat Spaghetti" or "Right to Post Incorrect Statements on an Internet Forum." That does not mean it is not a freedom we all share -- a right.
Mythbuster wrote:
In fact addictive drugs are illegal.
Really? How do you explain the legality of:
*Caffeine
*Alcohol
*Opiates
*Barbituates
*Other stimulants
*Benzodiazepines
...and the list goes on.

That aside, as a smoker myself, I have been waiting a long time for this bill. Toxic chemicals, confined spaces, and kids (strapped in and unable to escape) do not mix. Less thinking-inclined addicts don't want to hear there's anything wrong with their precious smokes, and they automatically stop listening the moment someone criticizes "their" cigarettes in any way. They take it as a personal attack, an assault on their character, and will argue whatever inane excuse sounds best at the time. That doesn't make them correct. BUT IT'S OUR RIGHT (to poison our children)! THIS IS ABOUT AMERICA, PEOPLE! DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND??!?!?!?

Let's protect our kids. It may be your car, but sometimes you have to think of the greater good -- especially when the health of YOUR KIDS is at stake. For similar reasons, you can't play music at 120dB at 2AM in YOUR OWN HOME with two sleeping neighbors a few yards away.

Have some sense, people. Please support this bill. I'm still waiting for a bill proposing a smoking ban in *any* building containing children.
Concerned Parent

Memphis, TN

#9 Jan 13, 2011
Cigarette smoke..........I can understand that.So are we gonna move on to idiots and their car stereos next.I mean the ones you hear coming from a quarter mile away.What about the children in those vehicles?Sad to say,but it happens and continues to happen.It makes me SICK!!!!!!!!!!
good

Anonymous Proxy

#10 Jan 13, 2011
good
Bad

Winchester, KY

#11 Jan 13, 2011
Bad
James

Lynch, KY

#13 Jan 13, 2011
ugly
i agree

United States

#14 Jan 13, 2011
Why would anyone in there right mind make these innocent kids sit in a car full of poison! As a smoker myself I can't stand an idiot who smokes in there home or car that has children who reside in that home or ride in that vehicle! Get some sense people, stop being a selfish a** and take your butts outside, if smoking is that important to you. If you ask me your childrens health and lives should matter more than this nasty habit!
hello

Tulsa, OK

#15 Jan 13, 2011
i was the kid 20 yrs ago riding in the car w/ my family smoking. thanks for thinking about kids, they appericate it even though they dont know yet.
its about time

United States

#16 Jan 13, 2011
I would support this 100%! I know I wouldn't want to give my child cancer because I wanted to smoke & give myself cancer at the same time! Smokers should have respect for people who do not smoke. Just because you want to make yourself unhealthy & stink & etc doesn't mean that I want that for myself or my children especially.
OKOK

Frankfort, KY

#17 Jan 14, 2011
Being both a smoker and a parent I agree 100% with this bill. It absolutly drives me insane when I see a adult with children in the car smoking. And no, it's not alright to simply roll the window down. I don't like the Goverment telling what I can and can't do anymore than the next guy, but this not only make sence it's the right thing to do.
Concerned

Prestonsburg, KY

#18 Jan 14, 2011
As you see the Government like to take our rights away one step at a time. No smoking in public buildings. No smoking in your car with your kid. Next it'll be no smoking in your car period. You people that support this are fucking morons to begin with. What about all of the deadly fumes and chemicals that come from vehicles to begin with...the fumes and chemicals that pollute the air and deplete the ozone layer? Why don't you do-gooders take on THAT juggernaut? You're all worried about a cigarette when your goddamn cars are giving the kids ten times as much cancer. Idiots.
OKOK

Frankfort, KY

#20 Jan 14, 2011
Concerned wrote:
Furthermore non smokers are assholes. A non smoker can't stand the thought of somebody ten miles down the road smoking in their own home. It just kills them. My grandfather lived to be 100 years old. No he didn't smoke but he did mind his own fucking business and that's probably why he lived so long. LMFAO! But seriously...last year I wad in Myrtle Beach. I pulled up to a pizza place and there was an old woman sitting next to me in a golf cart. I had an ELECTRONIC cigarette. It puts out a water vapor that looks like smoke but it isn't. This stupid bitch started hacking and coughing as soon as she saw me blowing "smoke" out of this fake cigarette. What a dumbass. And yes before some smartass says it, I was trying to quit...thus the electronic cig. And yes I have since quit for my health. But I sympathize with smokers. They always seem to get a bad rap. People say smokers are rude. Well I'm here to tell ya, non smokers are just as rude if not worse. If I walk into a place where smoking is not allowed and light up I'm going to be asked to leave or put it out as it should be. But on the other end of the token if a non smoker walks into a place where smoking is allowed and bitches about the smoke that's considered a legitimate complaint. And it's bulkshit. Having your own non smoking section of a resturaunt is not enough for non smokers. Having smoking shunned from the workplace to the point of smokers having to walk half mile from the building to smoke outside has never been enough for non smokers. They want the entire pie. They want smoking eliminated. They would love to see a federal law get passed where anybody smoking cigarettes gets death by electrocution. The don't want cigarettes being smoked anywhere...because they don't like it and they think nobody else should do it. Anywhere. And non cigarette smokers with their constant bitching pissing and moaning over the last several years have just about achieved their utopia.
Now they can smoke their pot in peace. And look at midget porn on the Internet.
Fucking hippies.
Concerned I agree with you almost 100% with the one exception of when children are involved. Like I said I smoke, and I can't stand the non smokers that bitch, wine and make a scene everytime someone lights up. The same people that vilify smokers are the same ones that love the billions and billions of dollars generated from the tobacco industry. They want their cake and eat it too, but you still can't justify smoking around children.
Concerned

Tomball, TX

#21 Jan 14, 2011
No I agree. There's no justification to smoke around kids. The problem I have with this proposed law is what's going to happen later on down the line. All these laws do is open the door up for more laws to be passed. Soon you won't be able to smoke cigarettes in your own private residence because...think about it...you're kids are with you at HOME too. Can't have that. I also find it ironic how you can legally purchase pot in some states. Nothing good will come of this law.
DeezNutz

Social Circle, GA

#22 Jan 14, 2011
If people were responsible and smart enough to properly care for their kids, we wouldn't need these types of laws. But, unfortunately, that is not the case.

Same for almost any law. If people were responsible enough not to drive drunk, we would not need DUI laws either, but that is not the case either.

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