Thursday, January 22, 2009

Smoking ban with kids in car now a go

Drivers face $250 fine under new law launched on Weedless Wednesday

As of yesterday, Ontario's new law bans people from smoking while in cars with children under 16.


As a non-smoker, this is excellent news.

Here's a disturbing fact: smoking concentrations in a car can be 20 times worse than in a smoky bar in the days before that was outlawed.


You can read about it here.


Mary Moore said...

I'm also glad this is now law. It's about time we advocate for the kiddies a bit.

Teresa said...

You would think it would be a no brainer for people not to smoke in the car with the kids. I have fond memories of puking my guts out whenever we went for long family drives in the car, my parents smoked endlessly. Will people ever learn?

JEANNE said...

Thank goodness - OMG it's about time!!! I'm so happy I've never smoked, and DH never smokes in our car with the kids, but countless other people do, and it's just so wrong. I hope this law becomes nation-wide.

LadyBanana said...

This should become worldwide.. I hate seeing smokers with kids anywhere let alone in the confined space of a car!

Maura said...

This is great news, indeed. I hope it becomes more widespread.

Thank you for coming by and wishing me a happy blogoversary! :-)

Toni said...

Yea, when a kid has no choice but to be in that car this should be the law!