Alabama Legislative: Ban the smoking of cigarettes in cars with children present
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Alabama Legislative: Ban the smoking of cigarettes in cars with children present

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      The Good Samartians

Second hand smoke kills approximately 600,000 people per year world wide. Children often have no choice in the consumption of second hand smoke from adults smoking in cars. I think society should preserve children's lungs and stand up for children who can not stand up from themselves. Effects of secondhand smoking - http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/effects-of-secondhand-smoke

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State of Alabama - Legislative Fiscal Office
Ban the smoking of people in cars when there are children in the cars.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • cathy hargrove ELKMONT, AL
      • 5 months ago

      any child who has a caregiver, whoever that may be, who is so selfish that they would smoke in the car while a precious child is a passenger...protect these sweet innocent kids!!

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    • Glenda Leatherman PLEASANTON, CA
      • 5 months ago

      Children have no choice in this matter and their future health can be affected by all the second-hand smoke.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      Annual Deaths Caused by Smoking

      According to the World Health Organization, tobacco is the second leading cause of deaths all around the globe. The WHO estimates that 10 percent of all deaths are smoking related, which comes out to about five million people each year. This number is expected to grow to 10 million by 2020. Half of all smokers will die from their tobacco use. That's about 325 million deaths total.

      Secondhand Smoking Deaths

      Secondhand smoke, or environmental tobacco smoke, is a mix of smoke exhaled from smokers and smoke from the burning end of a tobacco product. In effect, even the person who isn't actively smoking is still passively smoking. The dangerous components of second hand smoke linger in the air for hours after the burning tobacco product has been put out. Secondhand smoke causes 50,000 deaths in America each year. Some of those deaths are children who are victims of of sudden infant death syndrome and premature birth complications, among other causes.

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    • robert brantley LAKE CHARLES, LA
      • 9 months ago

      children do not have a choice

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    • BJ Cox MADISON, AL
      • 9 months ago

      You can stop the car and go out and "check the weather" without exposing the children you love to second hand smoke. Grow up and do the right thing.

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