Should smoking by parents around children be banned add a new topic add to my favorites parents should not be allowed to smoke around children i think that smoking around children should definitely be banned smoking is a disgusting habit that has no place in our society. An abuse on children yes, smoking in cars with children is just a form of abuse on the little ones first of, the kids can suffer from second-hand smoking and could possibly die if they have a parent who frequently smokes in front of them second-hand smoking can also result in lung cancer.
Smoking in a car carrying children is not just a minor driving offence, it’s tantamount to child abuse and we are long past the years of educating the public. Smoking just a single cigarette in a vehicle exposes children to high levels of air pollutants and cancer-causing chemicals like arsenic, formaldehyde and tar, and people often wrongly assume that. In victoria a smoking ban in cars with minors under the age of 18 has existed since 1 january 2010 in western australia a smoking ban in cars with minors under the age of 17 has existed since 22 september 2010.
The signage must warn others that smoking is allowed simply put owners and operators need to post signage in a visible manner that clearly states smoking is not allowed they should also confirm with local and state offices/officials to ensure any further requirements are met. There are laws limiting smoking in cars with minors in arkansas, california, louisiana, maine, oregon, utah, and vermont while many states prohibit smoking in a vehicle used for transporting children in a daycare or school bus capacity, they allow that privately owned and operated vehicles are exempt from those laws. And why should mr cunningham's bill not enforce the opening of all windows and sun roof of any car containing both a child and a lover of tobacco the truth is that this debate isn't really about protecting children, just as the initial smoking ban wasn't really about protecting bar workers.
Smoking in a car carrying children is not just a minor driving offence, it’s tantamount to child abuse and we are long past the years of educating the public after decades of national health. Another false report of a ban on smoking in cars with minors present appeared in may 2016 on the web site now8news: starting october 1, 2016, it will be illegal to smoke in a car or other vehicles, with anyone under the age of 18. In the australian capital territory, a smoking ban in cars with minors under the age of 16 has existed since may 2012 an on the spot fine of aud $250 will be applicable, or court fines up to aud $5,500 in new south wales a smoking ban in cars with minors under the age of 16 has existed since july 2009 there is an on the spot fine of aud $250 for drivers or passengers, with a maximum fine of aud $1,100 if unsuccessfully disputed/appealed. Approximately 846% and 715% of parents thought that smoking should not be allowed inside cars with children present and in outdoor play areas, respectively positive parental behavior and attitudes related to voluntary smoke-free rules were more likely among households with 2 parents, parents of higher education and household income, hispanic parents, and parents of infants ( p 05.
“1 post(ing) appropriate signs to inform the public that smoking is not allowed” thus, we would recommend that owners and operators do several things first, we recommend that signage stating smoking is against state law be posted in a conspicuous manner both at entrances and throughout the location.
As of july 2014, a handful of states have passed legislation expressly prohibiting smoking in a private motor vehicle with a minor present, with many more proposing future legislation there are laws limiting smoking in cars with minors in arkansas, california, louisiana, maine, oregon, utah, and vermont.