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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American

Frankfort, KY

#362 Feb 26, 2012
Although I believe a parent or adult should have enough respect and love their child enough not to smoke in the car witht their kids I do not think the government needs to be able to have controll of what you do in your private property which is what are car is what's next telling you that you can't smoke in your own house or your own back yard too much government control on the citizens this is not a socialist country nor do I ever want it to be most people I know roll the window down when they smolke. If the government wants to control something puts the controls back on the oil companies that Reagan had on them and Clinton took off that kept the price at the pumps down below $1.00 per gallon
John

Eminence, KY

#363 Feb 26, 2012
amazed wrote:
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California is trying to pass a bill that you can't smoke inside your house with your windows open. Tell me the government isn't taking control of our lives.
You're either misleading or not understanding what's happening in California. The truth is that they're talking about a bill that would allow landlords to declare specific units as "nonsmoking units." That's not government control. That is a law created to allow someone to control THEIR OWN property.

Source: http://westhollywood.patch.com/articles/anti-...
amazed

Frankfort, KY

#364 Feb 26, 2012
Anti-theist wrote:
<quoted text>Can you provide a link for that bill?
I don't know how to do that but I just googled california bans smoking in home.
amazed

Frankfort, KY

#365 Feb 26, 2012
John wrote:
<quoted text>You're either misleading or not understanding what's happening in California. The truth is that they're talking about a bill that would allow landlords to declare specific units as "nonsmoking units." That's not government control. That is a law created to allow someone to control THEIR OWN property.

Source: http://westhollywood.patch.com/articles/anti-...
Ohhh my mistake. I took it to mean you couldn't smoke in your own home not a rental unit. Thanks for catching me on that one and the information.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#366 Feb 27, 2012
John wrote:
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I doubt that. Nobody's ever going to tell you that you can't smoke on your front porch.
I'm not a fan of government telling me what to do either. But too many parents are stupid and smoke around their kids. I know a child that developed asthma because her mother smoked around her all the time.
http://placerherald.com/detail/201084.html

A city near Sacramento is "considering consideration of" a proposal to make it illegal to smoke in the yard. Specifics are a long way off, but the premise is similar to that regarding smoking near vents, windows and doors of public buildings and near children's play areas.

There is a thread in place for discussing that one:

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/smoking/TBS...

Smoking is such a messy way to subject yourself to nicotine that there will continue to be tighter and tighter restrictions put on where you can make that mess.

Here is a bit of the reasoning presented in opposition to the proposal:

ď'So what about people who have children in their home and they donít want to smoke in their home?' asked non-smoker Tamara Davis."

That's in one of the articles on thing. Smokers who are conscious and conscientious enough to want to avoid subjecting their own kids to SHS should not be barred from subjecting the children of their nonsmoking neighbors to SHS? Really?

Anyway, I anticipate an eventual convergence of reduction of addiction and legal protection from SHS that will put the tobacco industry out of business and leave us with no one who will miss it.
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#367 Feb 27, 2012
John wrote:
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You're either misleading or not understanding what's happening in California. The truth is that they're talking about a bill that would allow landlords to declare specific units as "nonsmoking units." That's not government control. That is a law created to allow someone to control THEIR OWN property.
Source: http://westhollywood.patch.com/articles/anti-...
That is sort of redundant. The article you linked to clearly says that some landlords are already taking this step. The bill would have no real effect other than clearly stating the legality of it. A law forbidding such steps would be more meaningful, but that would indeed be an intrusion.

Nonsmoking rental units are not only legal but strongly supported by HUD.

This website might be interesting if the topic is:

http://www.tcsg.org/sfelp/apartment.htm
Hugh Jass

Nashville, TN

#368 Feb 27, 2012
amazed wrote:
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Ohhh my mistake. I took it to mean you couldn't smoke in your own home not a rental unit. Thanks for catching me on that one and the information.
Doing the googling you suggested will connect you with info relevant to the thread I mentioned above (on backyard smoking). It is nearer what you originally stated. The idea of the open windows rang a quiet bell for me. I have no idea why yet.

In a thread related to the rental issue (in Belmont, CA), I found this gem:

ď'I think Belmont broke through this invisible barrier in the sense that it addressed drifting smoke in housing as a public health issue,' said Serena Chen, the regional director of policy and tobacco programs for the American Lung Association of California.'They simply said that secondhand smoke is no less dangerous when itís in your bedroom than in your workplace.'Ē
christ

Monticello, IN

#369 Oct 16, 2012
I too have no life all i do all day is exercise and play video games.. and eat.. and gamble.. o yea I guess I do have a life ..
christ

Monticello, IN

#370 Oct 16, 2012
people smoked in the car with me all the time.. I don't even smoke if I was in the car with some kids I would not smoke if I had one day taken up smoking..
christ

Monticello, IN

#371 Oct 16, 2012
smoking has good points about it.. is something to do ..
christ

Monticello, IN

#372 Oct 16, 2012
just got to realize risk..
Realy

United States

#373 Oct 22, 2012
The day I cannot smoke in my car I purchased and pay taxes and insurance on will be a cold day in hell! The government needs to start worrying about bigger things than people smoking like affordable health insurance if they are so concerned of health problems.
Scorpio

Clay City, KY

#376 Oct 22, 2012
Richard B wrote:
<quoted text> DUH..smokers are imbeciles, they don't care about their kids, just their fix. They have SFB syndrome (shitforbrains syndrome).
You are an idiot. Or is it a dumbass, or just plain stupid. Is your brother really your father?
Scorpio

Clay City, KY

#378 Oct 23, 2012
Richrad B wrote:
<quoted text> Duh you imbecile M.F.
What a wonderful intelligent reply.

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