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Bill Proposes Fines for Smoking in Cars with Children

Bill Proposes Fines for Smoking in Cars with Children

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An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that’d make it illegal to smoke in a car while a child is present. Chicago Democratic Sen. Ira Silverstein is sponsoring the measure. He says it’s aimed at protecting children from secondhand smoke.

Anyone who violates the measure would face a $100 fine, but police wouldn’t be able to pull over drivers simply for a smoking violation.

Six states other states have a similar ban.

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