Friday, 20 February 2009
There are a lot of smokers in my family, including both of my parents. For as long as I can remember, they have smoked around me. This isn't to say that they will be blowing the smoke towards/at me, but I have definitely left the house smelling like cigarettes.
Now I'm reading about a law that may be passed in North Dakota prohibiting parents from smoking in their own car if occupied by a child younger than sixteen years old.
Even in my eyes, this may be pushing it a little.
I agree that you should not smoke around children, given the complications that come with second-hand smoke, but prohibiting you from smoking in your own car?
Do you think that's a violation of one's personal freedoms? Would you support this law if it were in your state?