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I Can't Stand to See Parents Smoke With Kids In the Car

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    This Drives Me Batty

    It infuriates me to no end when I see parents smoking with their kid(s) in the car.  And let me tell you, I'm a smoker AND a parent, but I don't think it's okay to subject your kids to your rotten habit.  I know that smoking is bad for me, and I don't care if you...
    piscesgal piscesgal 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    It's Illegal

    Where I live it's illegal to smoke in a car that has minors in it. The smoker can be charged and if the smoker is a parent, further investigation by Children's Aid is likely.I find it sad that this isn't the case in other jurisdictions.
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 46-50, M Aug 12, 2012

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    Should Be Illegal

    It should, my father would do it, but only on our long rides to vacation. Hed open the back windows which made no difference because it sucked in the window and back into the van. Smoke smells absolutely terrible i think everyone know that, and its disgusting a child go through...
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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    Why?

    I'm a mum and used to be a smoker. I never ever smoked in the car when my daughter's in it too, I couldn't make myself. I want her to be healthy and not get her lungs full of my second hand smoke! It's not difficult to find somewhere to stop when you need one (and even though she...
    Gemzaayy Gemzaayy 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    Its Effing Messed Up...

    I think its just effing messed up when someone smokes in the car when they have children. I just don't believe how poeople can do it. People die more from second hand smoke, than if they are smokers theirselves. I just wish that people would think of their children, not just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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