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Ontario is considering banning smoking in cars when you have children under the age of 16 in the car with you. What are peoples thoughts on this. I don't want it to be a debate I just want to see what other people think about this possibly happening.
It makes sense to me. If people want to do harm to themselves and smoke I can see they might consider themselves to have the right to do it (though it still sucks that it then costs our healthcare alot of money!) but I can't see how they can be seen has having the right to harm their children (or other people's children) with second hand smoke!
I am happy that they are considering this. A young child has no way of standing up against an adult that thinks it is o.k to expose them to second hand smoke. I do realize it is their car and their own private space but it is also the space that young children are in and they have rights as well.
I am a non-smoker and so is my husband. I have no problems with someone who smokes (my mom does) and for the most part I have only experienced considerate smokers when they are around my children.
Jen - Mommy to Sydney and Logan