PROPOSED LAW WOULD FINE SMOKERS FOR LIGHTING UP WITH A CHILD IN THE CAR

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Smoking a cigarette in the car could cost you in the near future.

Alabama lawmakers have proposed a bill that would fine people for smoking in a car with any child under the age of 14.

Some residents said it’s about time children are protected from second-hand smoke.

“I’m totally for the bill because children aren’t old enough to consent and smoke can be very harmful for children, especially because their bodies and brains are still developing,” Marian Cook said.

Some who think the bill is a good idea said keeping smokers aware of how their addiction can harm others in addition to the smoker is important.

“I did smoke, but when my kids were small I never smoked in the house and never smoked around my kids,” said Dale Booth. “That’s just something you have to take on yourself. If we need a bill then do it.”

If caught, violators will be fined $100.

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