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Old 01-10-2007, 08:28 AM   #11
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I think the law show be re-written. I think it should be illegal to smoke in a car that has a child under 18 in it. If it is all adults in the car then the law should not apply. The children do need to be protected, but adults should be able to smoke in their car if they want to. Throwing butts on the ground should carry a heavier fine though. Use the darn ashtray in your can instead of dumping your trash on the roads.
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To help solve the problem of throwing butts out ofthe window for those who don't want to use the car ash tray, get one of these Amazon.com: BUTT BUCKET ASH TRAY: Home & Garden I agree with what GB said though.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:40 AM   #13
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I think the law show be re-written. I think it should be illegal to smoke in a car that has a child under 18 in it. If it is all adults in the car then the law should not apply. The children do need to be protected, but adults should be able to smoke in their car if they want to. Throwing butts on the ground should carry a heavier fine though. Use the darn ashtray in your can instead of dumping your trash on the roads.

The logical progression of this would be to outlaw smoking on your home if there are children under 18 present.

If cigarette smoking is such a bad thing. Outlaw cigarettes, not smoking.
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:46 AM   #14
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The difference being (and I know if is a fine line) that in a house the child or adult can be in different rooms. In the car, the child is stuck with no choice, but to sit there and suck in the smoke. Of course I do see the downfalls in my statement. Not all houses or dwellings have more than one room. Not all adults would go to a different room to smoke. Etc. I think there is a difference though.
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The difference being (and I know if is a fine line) that in a house the child or adult can be in different rooms. In the car, the child is stuck with no choice, but to sit there and suck in the smoke. Of course I do see the downfalls in my statement. Not all houses or dwellings have more than one room. Not all adults would go to a different room to smoke. Etc. I think there is a difference though.
I didn't say they were the same, just that I thought the logical next step would be to ban in home smoking.

I ready to outlaw the growing of tobacco.
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You are absolutely right Andy. I am sure that would be the next step.
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Big Brother is "taking care of us". Government has become way to invasive in our private lives.
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And then to enforce the bans you could require nicotine sensitive smoke detectors in all vehicles and residences, linked of course to federal monitoring stations in each region manned jointly by the Department of Justice, FBI, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the Department of Homeland Security.
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...and swat teams roaming the neighborhoods ready to kick down your door at the first wiff of tobacco smoke.
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:11 AM   #20
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OK folks this is starting to go down a political road and we all know we can't do that here. Lets try to get this back on track and just discuss the topic at hand without the politics involved. Thanks.
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