a new law aimed at protecting children from secondhand smoke, and if
you are caught, the fine is going to be up to $80. On October 1st, it
will be illegal to smoke in cars that have kids in them.
#2 Thousands Of Chemicals
a kid breathes in that secondhand smoke, they are breathing in
thousands of chemicals, very similar to what the actual smoker breathes
in. This is according to the Department of Health. Naturally this means
they are now at risk for the following: cancer, bronchitis, pneumonia,
and the worsening of asthma.
#3 All Private Vehicles
private vehicle which is enclosed either wholly or partly by a roof, is
subject to this law. This means that even if you have your window open
or a sunroof up, the law will still apply. Even if you are parked with
the door open, the law still applies. Now the one exception is a
convertible that has the roof completely down.
#4 Other Vehicles Have Their Own Rules
that are not affected are boats, ships, and aircrafts, as they have
their own rules. Also, work vehicles and public transportation are also
not affected. They already have smoke-free laws attached to them and the
new law is focusing on private vehicles.
kids breath more rapidly, they are especially prone to sucking in
secondhand smoke. That and their airways are less developed as is their
lungs and immune systems also.
if you are a parent who smokes in the car while taking the kids to
school, and even if you have the window down, you could be fined. So
save your smokes for later, or else buy a convertible.