Illegal to SMOKE in my own car, Are y...
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Yellow Star Seed

San Francisco, CA

#22 Dec 5, 2011
Vhernande wrote:
Have you heard of a new California smoke free car law. On January 1, 2008, a new law went into effect in California banning smoking in cars when there are passengers under the age of 18 in the vehicle. If caught violating the law, you may face up to a $100 fine. California is only the 3rd state to ban smoking in cars carrying children. In Arkansas a law was passed in 2006 banning smoking in cars when there are passengers younger than six years old. Also in 2006 Louisiana passed a similar law requiring smoke free cars when there are children 13 years or younger. Web-Traffic School applauds these decisions, and is publicizing the new California smoke free car law in our drivers Ed courses and our traffic school courses as well.
In a 2005 California Tobacco survey more than 90% of those surveyed supported a law to ban smoking in cars when children are present, remarkably the survey indicated that close to 90% of even smokers surveyed agreed with the law. It has long been argued that children are particularly vulnerable to secondhand smoke. Studies have shown that the air quality with in a car, where someone is smoking can significantly endanger children in the vehicle. "The dangers of secondhand smoke are well published relative to in-door facilities, so ignoring the danger which occurs in the very tight environment with in a vehicle would be unforgivable," said Victor Hernandez of Web-Traffic School, during a recent interview. "It would seem to be only a matter of time before other states will follow suit." Web-Traffic School now incorporates driving related information into the air driver's ed courses and traffic school curriculum as a public service.
Secondhand smoke is particularly dangerous to young children because they breathe more rapidly than adults and their lungs are still developing, and are more susceptible to the kinds of problems caused by breathing such pollutants. Studies also suggest that children who breathe secondhand smoke on a regular basis are at a greater risk for serious ear infections. Other studies have shown that children who breathe in secondhand smoke regularly are much more likely to contract asthma and other breathing disorders than children who are not exposed to such smoke. Further, especially children six and under and especially babies who breathe in secondhand smoke are significantly more inclined to acquire respiratory infections such as pneumonia and bronchitis.
In January 2006 the state of California's Air Resource Board officially declared second hand smoke to be a toxic air contaminant, which in effect likens it to asbestos or automobile exhaust fumes in its toxicity level. This announcement set the stage for the passage of the current law. Further still, in June of 2006 United States Surgeon General announced the continued exposure to secondhand smoke can cause disease and or death, especially in children, but also in non-smoking adults. In the face of the publication of these types of surveys and significant statistics, which indicate beyond a shadow of a doubt that the dangers of breathing in other peoples exhaled smoke is significant indeed, public sentiment even from smokers has moved continually in the direction of protecting children and other non-smokers from the very real health dangers from secondhand smoke. Web-Traffic School has announced its intention to continually update the public of such new information or in conjunction with traffic school courses or driver's ed courses which are taught in their local California classrooms or in the similar courses that they have available across the country, online.
This article is the beginning of a series of public service announcements which Web-TrafficSchool.com will publicize in their traffic school courses and driver’s ed courses both locally and on-line.
I don't believe you are that dumb.
BigSmoker

Waynesboro, PA

#23 Sep 5, 2012
that is some bull shit
if i damn well want too
i will smoke a damn ciggeret ciggar or pipe while i drive
shit i smoke in my 1985 oldsmobile delta 88 royal brougham luxery sedan, my 90 cadilac brougham d elegance
and my 96 ford f150 xlt
it dont hurt no one
hell as long as ya got your window down its ok
it wont hurt no passengers
Jefferson

Killeen, TX

#24 Mar 5, 2013
As one of the comments above, we don't need to get out of here but stay and vote out the SOB's passing these laws and get people in office that actually believe in our constitution and the rights of the individual.
For the children

Lynwood, CA

#25 Mar 7, 2013
Jefferson wrote:
As one of the comments above, we don't need to get out of here but stay and vote out the SOB's passing these laws and get people in office that actually believe in our constitution and the rights of the individual.
It's g great law, it is about the individuals, the children who have a right to be healthy and go somewhere in a car with out ending up with asthma, bronchitis or any other harmful side effect of secondhand smoke. Law makers don't just pull these laws out of their bums they are created and passed a solutions to real everyday problems. If a parent is not responsible or doesn't care enough about the health of their own children that they can't wait to smoke until after they get where they are going; then they deserve a fine. Maybe it will deter them from thinking its ok. We been to educate ourself on the causes and effects of our actions. It's common since, second hand smoke kills especially is small, hot confined spaces like a car.

Go ahead and smoke your lungs black on your own time when there is no one else there to inhale it!

“Ditat Deus”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#26 Mar 7, 2013
For the children wrote:
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It's g great law, it is about the individuals, the children who have a right to be healthy and go somewhere in a car with out ending up with asthma, bronchitis or any other harmful side effect of secondhand smoke. Law makers don't just pull these laws out of their bums they are created and passed a solutions to real everyday problems. If a parent is not responsible or doesn't care enough about the health of their own children that they can't wait to smoke until after they get where they are going; then they deserve a fine. Maybe it will deter them from thinking its ok. We been to educate ourself on the causes and effects of our actions. It's common since, second hand smoke kills especially is small, hot confined spaces like a car.
Go ahead and smoke your lungs black on your own time when there is no one else there to inhale it!
F_ck it, I've been doing it all these years and I ain't gonna stop because some left wing loons think I should.
FortheStupidChil dren

Yuma, AZ

#27 Jul 6, 2013
Hey lets also stop stupid people from breeding, which would reduce the danger to our children. Also, lets make sure we pass a law that any broke-ass person having children is put in jail for child abuse. Gotta stop living off the government teat there Californians.
Sonya

Chicago, IL

#28 Jan 25, 2014
juan wrote:
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That's nothing. If I made the laws, I'd yank peoples kids away from them for attempting negligent homicide via 2nd hand smoke.
Give a hoot, don't pollute (as the old ad said).
And, cig smokers are the #1 litterbugs, they throw cig butts everywhere and it piles up- all cause they're too damn lazy to put it out and throw it in the trash. Litterbugs also pollute via this route. So, when you look at the whole picture, cig smokers pollute every damn thing and everyone.
Smokers who defend their addiction, I add this directed to you people :
You think it's ok to smoke around others lungs? Well, if I were fat and "forced down your throat tons of fatty foods", would you object?, yes?, then don't bitch when the same objection is said about you're "forcing everyone to breathe in your damn smoke".
I would just like to point out that cigarettes are not technically litter. The law states that litter is anyhing non biodegradable and the only thing that is non biodegradable on a cigarette is the filter.
Batty13

Chicago, IL

#29 Jan 25, 2014
So if all of these things are so unhealthy why are our kids so much sicklier now than they were before all of these bans. But honestly its not just the kids either. Before the government was so restrictive in deciding what was best for the population and it actually trusted the citizens to make their own decision we didn't have near as many people in hospitals, on pills, etc. Society is becoming dependent on everything that the government pushes to cure you when nature provides all the medicine we need. And you pay way more for the unnatural garbage you're told to take!

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