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February 3, 2012 Ohio’s prohibitions on smoking would extend to cars with children younger than 6 on board, under an Ohio Senate bill that backers say would safeguard youngsters from the dangers of secondhand smoke and is similar to bans elsewhere.
“An infant or minor who is a passenger in a car is not making the decision to smoke. However, they can potentially suffer significant consequences,” Sen. Charleta Tavares told a Senate committee. The bill sponsored by the Columbus Democrat calls for fines starting at $500 for violators caught lighting up in a vehicle with young children present, The (Youngstown) Vindicator reported.
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