Smoking in the Car With Children is Now Illegal

All the people in the world, especially the smokers, know the dangers of smoking and the even worse second-hand effects. But, the statistics couldn’t do anything to stop all of these, I could say – irresponsible smokers. Many respectable parents, friends and family members still light up cigarettes around small children and babies. Even though the toxic effect is invisible in the present, therefore inhalation concerns are easily dismissed by some smokers. So, in order to control this failure, a new law was recently passed in Oregon State to protect the small children and young adults from the hormone disrupting, carcinogenic sticks in moving vehicles.

This new law is effective since January 1st, 2015. So it’s illegal for anyone to smoke in a car, with a child present. This law is only in the state of Oregon. This type of measure that will inhibit this form of borderline child abuse is may be one of its kind of law to be passed this year. So, if you are caught smoking in a car with a child inside, you will face a fine of 250$ for a first offence, and 500$ for subsequent ones. You should know that it’s not legal for a cop to pull over a smoker with a child in the car, but, if he already stopped you for speeding, running a red light, or changing a lane without proper notice – he surely can write you a ticket for smoking in your car with a kid inside as well.

Some lawmakers think that Oregon’s politics are going too far to police personal conduct. Jim Thompson, R-Dallas representative, said that the state is right to protect the small children from second-hand smoke in such closed quarters. According to the Christian Gatson’s article in The Oregonian, Jim Thompson compared the smoking with little kids in the car to a parent who would “strap your kids in the back of a car and smoke them like bacon”.

If we all consider and we care about the health of the next generation of small children, then passing such a law is a smart thing to do. Cigarettes contain more than 4,000 different harmful chemicals and they can cause more deaths than HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, and fire-arm related incidents combined. And it’s not only that. The risk of contracting cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health diseases increase exponentially by the continuous act of lighting up.

This type of act may help adults quit smoking. And it will also positively benefit the young individuals mirroring their behavior. If you are a smoker and you wish to quit smoking carcinogenic cigarettes, then detoxification through natural methods has been shown to be extremely efficient and beneficial for people with a fierce addiction. First, you should include more whole and unprocessed plant foods, especially green and leafy vegetables. You should reduce the processed and refined foods, drink plenty of water, and including exercise 3-5 days a week for 40 minutes. These actions will allow the body to flush the toxins stored in cellular tissue and aid one in kicking the habit. You can consult medical experts. Many qualified practitioners and naturopathic doctors may also be able to prescribe a personal detoxification plan to aid the omittance of cigarettes. All in all, this measure is one of many acts to likely be passed in the future with the health of all inhabitants in mind.

If you smoke, you should really consider quitting, because it’s harmful for you and your closest friends and family. Make sure you share this post with your friends and family. Thank you.


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