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Proposed Illinois Law Would Make It Illegal To Smoke With Kids In Car

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WQAD) – Is it important legislation or interference?

An Illinois legislator recently introduced a bill that would fine motorists who are caught smoking in a vehicle if any passenger is under 18.

State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) introduced Senate Bill 2659 this month, which would prohibit any person from smoking tobacco, or anything else, while any minors are in the vehicle.

“Second-hand smoke has serious health effects, and Illinois already restricts smoking indoors,” said Silverstein. “This protects children from prolonged, enclosed exposure to smoke in an even less-ventilated setting.”

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