2 NY lawmakers propose car smoking ban. What do you think?
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:54:03 GMT —
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?