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THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY IS AN IMPORTANT TENET OF THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE:
    But certainly, when children are harmed from exposure to the class A carcinogen secondhand smoke
    (SHS),
    then public health and safety take precedence over smoking around children. Smoke-free vehicles
    ensure
    that clean air is maintained within the vehicle, to fulfill a child’s need to breathe healthful, clean air.

REASONS TO SUPPORT SMOKE-FREE VEHICLES WHEN CHILDREN ARE PRESENT:   
01) Ethical/Moral:
    The government has an obligation and responsibility to ensure that children are in safe and healthful
    environments. Secondhand smoke, a class A carcinogen, causes many health problems for children.
02) Reasonable:
    Smoke-free car laws do not require a parent to quit smoking, just to forego smoking in the car.
03) Complimentary:
    Laws require child seats in vehicles for health and safety reasons, similar to protecting children from
    second-
    hand smoke in vehicles.

July 1997 study published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows that parental smoking
kills at
least 6,200 children per year, and causes 5.4 million seriousailments such as ear infection and asthma.   

BE AN ADULT; DON'T RUIN YOUR CHILDREN'S HEALTH BY   
INSISTING ON SMOKING IN THE CAR WHEN A CHILD IS PRESENT.   
Bans on smoking in cars with kids deemed a success
Cancer advocacy group evaluates effectiveness of smoke-free car laws
The Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada released its annual report on Thursday.
Secondhand smoke exposure inside private vehicles decreased without causing smokers to light more cigarettes at home, a
researcher says. Secondhand smoke exposure inside  private vehicles decreased without causing smokers to light more
cigarettes at home, a researcher says. (Pawel Dwulit/Canadian Press)

The non-profit advocacy group champions policies for consistent cancer care, treatment and prevention.
Since April 2008, all provinces except Quebec started to adopt the ban against smoking in private vehicles carrying children.
"My analysis showed that the bans adopted across the provinces in Canada were actually successful in reducing secondhand
smoke exposure," concluded Hai Nguyen, a postdoctoral researcher in the pharmacy department at the University of Toronto.
"Importantly, the ban led to lower secondhand smoke exposure inside private vehicles without causing smokers to light more
cigarettes at home."

The bans on smoking in cars have reduced children’s exposure to secondhand smoke by 33 per cent, he found.
Some critics of the ban said smokers would switch from smoking in private vehicles to their homes, which would harm members
of the household including children. That wasn't the case.

Nguyen said data from the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey suggested the
proportion of homes with smoking restrictions has increased from 72 per cent in 2000
to 91 per cent in 2010.

The empirical evidence should alleviate concerns about introducing bans, Nguyen said.

The group's report also includes chapters on:

  • Increasing insurance coverage for smoking cessation products, particularly
in Atlantic Canada.
  • Regulatory approval and funding of a new treatment for non-small cell lung
cancer.
  • A cancer drug access website.

The group is funded by donations from pharmaceutical companies.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2013/07/11/smoking-cars-children-cancer.html
ACAS stands for
ACAS stands for "Arizonans
Concerned About Smoking."

A.C.A.S. is an acronym for:
"ARIZONANS CONCERNED
ABOUT SMOKING"
The British Medical Association (BMA), which has
campaigned for a ban since 2011, said the vote was an
"important step forward in reducing tobacco harm".

Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung
Foundation, said: "The introduction of a law that would
help prevent hundreds of thousands of children from being
exposed to second-hand smoke in the car is now within
reach.

"With both Houses of Parliament having made their
support for the ban clear, the onus is now on the
government to act accordingly and make this crucial child
protection measure law at the earliest opportunity."

Smoking in cars
- Smoke can stay in the air for up to two and a half hours even
with a window open
- Second-hand smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals,
some of which are known to cause cancer
-Exposure has been strongly linked to chest infections, asthma,
ear problems and cot death in children
-Research indicates 300,000 children in the UK visit a GP each
year because of the effects of second-hand smoke, with 9,500
going to hospital
-Smoking in a car creates a higher concentration of toxins than
in a bar - some research has put it at 11 times higher
"Bans on smoking in cars when children are present
already exist in some US states, including California, as
well as in parts of Canada and Australia"
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Smoking ban in cars carrying children 'by 2015'
BBC News    -   UK Politics   -   02/11/2014
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Las-Vegas Review Journal
Posted March 26, 2015 - 9:29amUpdated March 26, 2015 - 2:40pm
Health officials favor Nevada bill to ban
smoking in cars with children
Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle,
D-Sparks, works on the
Assembly floor at the
Legislative Building in
Carson City on March 16,
2015. Sprinkle introduced a
bill that would prohibit
smoking in any vehicles
occupied by a minor.
Assemblyman Erven Nelson,
R-Las Vegas, is at left.
(Cathleen Allison/Las Vegas
Review-Journal)
By SEAN WHALEY
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CAPITAL BUREAU
CARSON CITY — The documented ill health effects from inhaling secondhand smoke were squared off against individual
rights at a hearing Thursday on a bill that would ban smoking in cars while children are present.
Assembly Bill 322 by Mike Sprinkle, D-Sparks, was supported in the Judiciary Committee hearing by health advocates who
argued that children should not be exposed to an adult who is smoking in a confined space such as a vehicle.
Drivers violating the law could be pulled over for the offense by police and fined $25. It would not count as a moving
traffic violation.
Sprinkle offered an amendment to his bill to include electronic cigarettes in the prohibition.
Dr. Joseph Iser, chief health officer of the Southern Nevada Health District, said seven states and Puerto Rico have
enacted similar laws, with Vermont joining the ban in 2014.
Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, R-Minden, who said he is a smoker, asked why an adult could be labeled a criminal for
smoking in a car with a child but not be considered a criminal for doing the same thing in a home.
Iser said concentrations of particulates in a vehicle, particularly if the windows are rolled up on a hot or cold day, are
much higher than in a home, where a child may often be in a different room.
Students from area schools testified in support of the bill as well, including Spencer Flanders of Douglas High School,
who has worked on the issue for several years, including getting Douglas County to adopt a smoke-free parks policy.
Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, asked if the proposal is just one step toward banning smoking in homes.
Vanessa Spinazola, representing the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, testified in opposition to the bill,
suggesting that as a primary offense such a law would become a pretext for police to initiate traffic stops.
The law could lead to vehicle searches and interrogations for an issue that is not a violation of criminal law, she said.
She also noted that African-Americans are two times more likely to be stopped for primary traffic offenses than other
drivers, based on a 2001 Nevada racial profiling study.
At the very least the violation should be a secondary offense, as is seat belt use, where police cannot initiate a traffic
stop for a violation, Spinazola said.
The committee took no action on the bill.
Contact Sean Whaley at swhaley@reviewjournal.com or 775-687-3900. Find him on Twitter: @seanw801.
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TEMPE and KINGMAN
PASS LEGISLATION with
FINES FOR SMOKING
WITH KIDS IN THE CAR.



TEMPE along with
KINGMAN are the FIRST
CITIES IN
ARIZONA TO HAVE
SUCH A LAW, JOINING
7 STATES ALREADY
ENFORCING
SMOKE-FREE CARS
WITH KIDS ON BOARD.
ARIZONANS CONCERNED
ABOUT SMOKING, INC.
SMOKEFREE CARS WITH KIDS  ●  MESA ARIZONA, 2017  ●  ACAS HOME
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