• Baja K avatar Baja K Posted: 6/14/2011 11:55pm PDT

    Look up the symptoms of withdrawal from smoking...some being irritability and anger (road rage), inattention, dizziness, digestive problems, sleepiness, etc., and decide if you want anyone going Cold Turkey near you on the highway.
    If it's a "crime to smoke" near kids...what about the crime of secretly adulterating so-called "tobacco products" with some of the most health-damaging industrial substance on the planet?...many of them being especially harmful to children, mothers and fetuses?
    It seems like more people personally don't like smoke, but have no trouble at all with corporate crimes that endanger, experiment upon, and kill millions. And they have no problem with corporate lies about cigarettes being automatically tobacco.

  • fb_1574961421 avatar Lori Posted: 12/11/2013 3:11pm PST

    I grew up in a time were every single adult I knew smoked. Parents, grand parents, doctor , extra... I am 48 years old , still alive and kicking. The only thing that is hurting American's these days are insensitive rude people who want to tell everyone else how to live.

  • ACron42013 avatar ACron42013 Posted: 12/12/2013 10:49am PST

    i'm sorry but this is bull, i have been a smoker for almost 13 years and you can not tell me what i can and can not do in my car that i payed for that i own and that i pay insurence, redgistration, title fee, and all these other nonsence money wasters that the state makes us pay, i can smoke in my house i can smoke in my car. i get not at school or parks or other busy areas but my car is my car and i make my choices. it doesnt hurt any one second hand smoke is a myth if it really happened then why is it that you can be around people smoking pot and not have it produce a possative drug test result... second hand smoke is something the government came up with to control even more asspects in our lives. they are trying to take over everything!

  • maria l avatar maria l Posted: 12/13/2013 5:44am PST

    why are you trying to band us from smoking in are cars but you are not stoping all the people that are drinking. that kills more last time I now it was a free country what is next we cant smoke in are house or on are property why are you adveretising beer and that kills but you stop the smoking adds and you jack the pricer of cags and y are you letting a beer go into a mall that is for kids and familys to go and hangout

  • GetAwayDriver avatar GetAwayDriver Posted: 6/21/2011 5:58am PDT

    America has officially run out of problems.

  • Y__W avatar Y__W Posted: 12/11/2013 2:07pm PST

    Ummm, how are they going to enforce this one? It all looks great on paper, but backing that up in the real world...doesn't seem like there is a way to do this. Reminds me of the no talking on you cell phone while driving. Sure its against the law to chat/text while behind the wheel, but I still see that happening everyday and sometimes even by police officers themselves! Good luck with this one, hopefully it works out.

  • suzannekane avatar suzannekane Posted: 6/18/2011 10:38am PDT

    @ jj - You make some very valid points and what you say may cause others to re-think their ideas about smoking and who makes the products. All in all, smoking is probably not the best lifestyle choice a person can make -- not for themselves and certainly not for others around them. Thanks for your comments.

  • JasminePreit avatar JasminePreit Posted: 9/5/2011 4:28am PDT

    I think not only in the New York but this law should be applied to all over the world for the healthy future of the children.

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  • parentANDformerSmoker avatar parentANDformerSmoker Posted: 12/11/2013 5:29am PST

    smoking was for a long time part of our culture. Ashtrays on planes. Cigarette lighters in cars. We are moving away from it, thankfully. Smoking should not be allowed near children anywhere - schools - parks - outdoor spaces - sidewalks - why should *I* have to suffer someone else's choices ? Why should my kids see people smoking in public places ? Why should they ever breathe the poisons someone else chooses to put in their body ? The less they see it, the less likely they are to make the choice for themselves some day. It's a filthy habit - we get all up in arms about lead in toys from China, then poison our kids' air with cigarette smoke. I hope the law passes!

  • fb_857744172 avatar Sherry Posted: 1/3/2014 6:52am PST

    Tell ya what, when NY starts paying for my van and my insurance they can tell me what do inside my vehicle, until them screw you!

  • fb_1292404837 avatar Teaera Posted: 1/4/2014 8:21pm PST

    I am a smoker myself and I think this is a good law to pass! I DO NOT and WILL NOT smoke in the car or a house with a child! I think it is absolutely disgusting that anyone thinks it is ok to! You are probably the same people who think it is perfectly fine for a pregnant mother to smoke, DISGUSTING! They are not banning you from smoking in your vehicle, they are making it so children do not have to be forced to deal with something that is harmful to them! I see no harm in having to pull over and get out of your car to smoke when you have a child present in the vehicle.