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Rod Arquette

A bill against smoking in the car unlikely to result in fewer incidents

 

The dangers of cigarette smoking are well documented, yet people still do it. The dangers to children exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke are well documented, yet some parents still light up in the presence of their kids — and because they do, a Utah legislator thinks there ought to be a law.

Again, the question is raised as to whether it's in the proper purview of state government to legislate against something that anyone with common sense knows is a bad practice, and in this example, a case of appallingly bad parenting. Laws aimed at protecting children's health are always worth considering, but it's hard to view the measure proposed by Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, as anything more than just another message bill.

Rep Arent will join Rod on today's show to discuss her proposed bill.

Read More Here:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765619607/A-bill-against-smoking-in-the-car-unlikely-to-result-in-fewer-incidents.html

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