When it comes to protecting children from second-hand cigarette or cigar smoke, many have commented over the years that smoking in a confined space, such as a car, would made the second-hand smoke more of a health hazard than smoking in an open area.
If it is true that smoking in a confined space will be a serious health hazard to those in the space, perhaps your car, should this be made illegal when children are present?
While some may think they have to fight for their rights as smokers, others are fighting for the rights of children who are not able to escape the space. Who should be considered first in the case of children in cars where tobacco smoking is common?
This discussion about smoking of any sort in a car with children present has been happening for so many years that some may feel it is a dead issue and that a law to change things will never happen.
The following statement provided by the CDC make it clear what their thoughts are:
Eliminating smoking in indoor spaces is the only way to fully protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke exposure.
Readers no doubt are well aware of this issue and are taking steps to protect the children in their family.
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