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      2 NY lawmakers propose car smoking ban. What do you think?

      Two Long Island Democrats are calling for a ban on smoking in vehicles traveling with children in Nassau County.

      Nassau legislators Judi Bosworth and Judy Jacobs say secondhand smoke in cars poses a high risk to children. They say evidence shows the risks includes asthma, bronchitis and cancer.

      Nassau Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt, however, says it's too early for the county to consider a local ban. He says he wants to see what the state decides first.

      The proposed county law would impose a fine of up to $1,000 for each violation. The state's version would have a fine of no more than $100 and involve children under the age of 14.

      The Nassau County Executive's office declined to comment. What do you think of this kind of legislation?

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