States limiting smoking in cars with minors include arkansas, california, louisiana, maine, oregon, utah, vermont, and most recently hawaii. Smoking in vehicle with a minor present civil penalty a for the purposes of this section, smoke means to carry or hold any lighted pipe, cigar, or cigarette of. The governments of the australian states of south australia11 and tasmania enacting legislation to ban smoking in cars carrying children.
Smoking is prohibited in or on vehicles in western australia if a child under 17 is present. Recent action by several states and territories to prohibit smoking in privately owned vehicles while children are present has brought significant attention to the . Survey respondents answered questions about smoking rules at home and attitudes smoking in cars, and 901% supported a ban in cars carrying minors.
Protection of children riding in motor 2 23 prohibits a person from smoking in a motor vehicle if a child who is 15 years of age 24 or younger is a. 462-8101 smoking in vehicle with a minor present civil penalty a for the purposes smokers split on public housing smoking ban news. Smoking in cars with children is illegal starting january 30, 2018, stated a feb 3 headline on lovethispiccom, a blog that encourages users. More than 500 health care professionals have signed an open letter to mps urging their support for a ban on smoking in vehicles with children.
On january 1, 2008, a law went into effect in california that makes it illegal to smoke in cars when children 17 years old or younger are present the law was. It's ok to smoke inside cars when there are no other people in them smoking in cars should be banned while children are in them smoking in. Vehicle laws - prohibition against smoking in vehicle containing young child minors -see also- age of majority youth motor vehicles -see also- aband. Inaccurate warnings about an imminent ban on smoking in vehicles when minors are present have been circulating online since 2016.
Exposing passengers, both children and adults, to secondhand smoke in the following states, smoking is prohibited in vehicles transporting. Smoke-free vehicles carrying children every child has a right to health and to breathe clean air by enacting legislation in alberta to prohibit smoking in cars. Us prohibitions on smoking in cars with children this chart summarizes laws in effect as of june 2017 click on hyperlinks to view statutory text. A recent article making the rounds on social media claims a federal ban on smoking in cars while children are present is illegal effective jan.
The honolulu, hawaii, city council passed an ordinance last week that prohibits people from smoking in vehicles with minors present. In the car sparked backlash across the web many called it a government overreach several states have laws banning smoking with children. Smoke one cigarette in a car, and the air quality is 11 times worse than in a bar where smoking is allowed.