As a child, my parents smoked. They smoked in the car, and being in WI, that meant that the windows were rolled up for half of the year. I remember the smell of the match being lit, and the clouds of smoke surrounding me, until the car was filled with a suffocating and nauseating smell. I would crack my window and I remember struggling to get a breath of the fresh, but freezing air, before I was told to close it because it was too cold.
A new law being proposed by Wisconsin lawmakers seeks to make it illegal to smoke in a car with a child who is in a car seat or booster seat (kids under 8). A violation of the policy would result in a fine of $25 for the first offense, and $50 for subsequent offenses. They are putting a ban on smoking in car with a child:
While this bill is obviously controversial with smokers, it is true that second-hand smoke is a danger for children. Being in a confined and poorly ventilated place makes it worse for kids, and research quoted in the video shows that the toxic second hand smoke can reach levels 100 times worse than is safe for kids. I think most smokers who smoke in front of their children feel a little guilty, but try to justify it because they do not have control over their addiction.
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