Ban smoking in cars with children

Ban smoking in cars with children

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Speak up

Potsdam, NY

#1 Mar 23, 2013
wow what other bull crap thing are they going to try to control freedom my butt cant say this cant do that that's why the world is the way it is now a day. i think its stupid whats next they going to take away fast food and candy and all unhealthy foods cause that will do just as much damage if not more.....
Curious Georgina

Ithaca, NY

#2 Mar 23, 2013
Im having trouble believing youre seriously defending smoking in a car with children. But if youre for real, let me educate you a little bit on something. Children are what we would classify as "vulnerable" and "easily exploited", based on their inability to control their environment(surroundings). They must go where an adult tells them to go. Do what an adult tells them to do. Theyre counting on YOU to make good choices for them, since they have no voice of their own.

When you smoke in a vehicle (even with the windows down), day in and day out, with children present- you are effectively taking away their right to not breathe in second hand smoke. Youre actually getting safer smoke than these kids are, because youre inhaling through a friggin filter. Theyre getting all the nasty residual stuff. Doesnt that register anywhere in your head as being wrong?

And what are they supposed to do to protect themselves against this? They have no voice. They have no rights. Therefore, when people like you make a rally cry to "protect the right to smoke in a car with kids!!", laws have to be passed that attempt to preserve childrens wellbeing, where the "responsible" adult obviously cant.

Link: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fa...
Curious Georgina

Ithaca, NY

#3 Mar 23, 2013
Speak up wrote:
wow what other bull crap thing are they going to try to control freedom my butt cant say this cant do that that's why the world is the way it is now a day. i think its stupid whats next they going to take away fast food and candy and all unhealthy foods cause that will do just as much damage if not more.....
Btw- "freedom" is fine. Consciously engaging in a behavior or act that causes injury to others(especially children), is not. We are not free to just go around hurting others. That is not a "right" in America, the last time I checked.

“Busy”

Since: Feb 11

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#4 Mar 24, 2013
Curious Georgina wrote:
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Btw- "freedom" is fine. Consciously engaging in a behavior or act that causes injury to others(especially children), is not. We are not free to just go around hurting others. That is not a "right" in America, the last time I checked.
WELL SAID. THANK YOU THERE ARE ALOT OF STUPID PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD
Speak up

Potsdam, NY

#5 Mar 24, 2013
lol ok so lets put masks on our children cause they breath in pollution all the time from cars being driven in general and lets see what else paint fumes and smoke from factories and who the hell knows what else is in the air so what makes that shit any better
Curious Georgina

Ithaca, NY

#6 Mar 24, 2013
Speak up wrote:
lol ok so lets put masks on our children cause they breath in pollution all the time from cars being driven in general and lets see what else paint fumes and smoke from factories and who the hell knows what else is in the air so what makes that shit any better
lmfao. So let me get this straight? Because other stuff might be out there that can harm them, you figure its ok to just beat those things to the punch? If something is gonna harm your kids, its just better if it comimg directly from their mommy & daddy, right? That is fckn classic, my friend. But totally twisted. Youre not going to win this argument. Purposely exposing your kids to second-hand smoke is wrong. End of story. Why are you defending something so douchey? Man- addicts are notorious for throwing ppl under the bus to get that fix whenever and wherever they need it. But your kids too? That is just some soulless sh*t.
Frankl

Long Lake, NY

#8 Mar 26, 2013
Smoking in a car with children trapped inside is child abuse. When I see this, I automatically think that the parents don't care what happens to their kids. Those people are trash.
Frankl

Long Lake, NY

#9 Mar 26, 2013
JBH wrote:
I smoke. But never in the house, never in a vehicle when my kids are in it, never around them period. Nor do I allow anyone else. I think the point was more directed towards the growing government control over everything. But in defense of the other posts, if anyone should have to explain to you the dangers of smoking around your children there's a problem there.
You are a responsible smoker!
Walker

Long Lake, NY

#10 Apr 1, 2013
It is just common sense!
mightydog

Gloversville, NY

#11 Apr 22, 2013
When the government buys me the vehicle of my choice and pays for the insurance and gas they can tell me what I can do in it.Till they kiss my arse.
Curious Georgina

New York, NY

#13 Apr 22, 2013
mightydog wrote:
When the government buys me the vehicle of my choice and pays for the insurance and gas they can tell me what I can do in it.Till they kiss my arse.
Youre right. But children arent your property to just endanger and injure because you happened to donate some DNA to make them. If you cant be trusted to protect them properly, then the state has to step in to do it. Dont confuse "owning" your children with the right to endanger them just because they are at your mercy.
mightydog

Lake Luzerne, NY

#14 Apr 23, 2013
I don't have any kids nor do others children ride with me.That said there is no empirical evidence second hand smoke causes health issues.Like "global warming" there's lots of BS out there on this issue but the facts do not support it.
Mary Poppins

Boonville, NY

#15 Apr 23, 2013
Someone needs to speak out for our children and their health.
mightydog

Lake Luzerne, NY

#16 Apr 24, 2013
Mary Poppins wrote:
Someone needs to speak out for our children and their health.
Why?Parents should look out for their children's health.If they don't know how to do that responsibly themselves they shouldn't be having any kids in the first place.
Parent

West Monroe, NY

#17 Apr 24, 2013
As parents we need to protect our children from all the sh!t in this world so they have a chance for a good life!!!!

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