When will New York ban smoking in cars with children: Your Stories Question

Published 06/02 2014 03:26PM

Updated 06/02 2014 07:20PM

Question: What’s the status of New York efforts to ban smoking in the car with children?

Answer: Two proposals are currently caught up in the New York State Senate and Assembly.

The proposals would prohibit smoking in cars, trucks, and vans when a child under the age of 14 is a passenger in the vehicle.

Violators would face a $100 fine and the law would be enforced by State Police since it would fall under the vehicle and traffic law.

The state lawmakers behind the proposals say the harmful effects of secondhand smoke – especially on children – are well documented.

The proposals are currently being considered by committees and must be voted on by the full legislature and approved by the Governor before becoming a law.

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