A bill has passed through the Virginia House of Delegates this week that would make it illegal to smoke in a car with a child under the age of eight.
Smoking is very bad for you. It can cause cancer in obvious areas, like the lungs, larynx, esophagus, as well in other organs, like the kidneys, pancreas, stomach and bladder. It can cause emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, heart disease, atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke, among a score of lesser medical conditions. Oh, and it could make you run over your own head.
Lawmakers in the United Kingdom are pushing to ban smoking in cars when children are present. The legislation is making its way through Parliament and has already been passed as part of a bill by the House of Commons. The ban, supported by the country's left-wing Labour party, is set to go before the House of Lords, which could vote it into law, according to The Telegraph.
Health advocacy takes many different forms. Whether it's a quiet reminder from a friend that tobacco use can kill you, a shocking television ad from the likes of the American Lung Association or a bold billboard from the American Cancer Society, it seems like smokers simply can't catch a break. They've been relegated to cramped, sealed-off rooms at (some) airports and banished from bars and restaurants all over the country. Nearly every public space is protected from second-hand smoke, and as a
A group of Chrysler employees have been in the news lately, causing a bit of a black eye for the automaker. Originally, a Detroit Fox affiliate snagged video of the UAW members really enjoying their break – by smoking weed and drinking beer. Chrysler reacted to the news swiftly, by identifying and suspending 15 employees who were ID'd in the clip. Now, after taking time to investigate the entire incident, Chrysler has put the hammer down – 13 of the Jefferson North Plant employees ha
Either the Canadian Cancer Society really wants you to stop smoking, or, what feels more likely, it simply has a Ford Escape Hybrid it's trying to get rid of. If you're a resident of Ontario and you're 19 years old by March 1, the group's Driven to Quit contest will reward you and a buddy if you successfully quit the smoking habit for one month. That's it. Thirty days without a cigarette and you can maybe take home a new car.
The bill makes no exceptions for, well, anything. It doesn't matter if the car is stopped or moving, if all the windows are down and the sunroof open, or whether the smoker is driver or passenger. Smoke inside a motorized vehicle with a "child," and it'll cost you $250 Canadian.
Senators in California are close to passing a bill that would prohibit smoking in vehicles carrying children who are required by law to ride in a child seat. The bill proposed by Assemblyman Paul Koretz (D-West Hollywood) recently received a 23-14 vote that sent it back to the Assembly, and with our underdeveloped comprehension of state politics we can't really tell you how close that means the bill is to landing on the Governator's desk, but we think it's pretty close. And to think I was freake