It is dangerous to force drivers, especially with kids aboard, to go Cold
Turkey. Withdrawal causes distraction, decreased alertness, irritation (road
rage?) and sleepiness. Look it up. Civil rights are endangered by this
added excuse for police to use "probable cause" to stop and search
drivers with, say, lollypops, toothpicks, or unlit cigarettes in their
mouths.Kids will have to carry ID proving they are old enough to survive
"Environmental Tobacco Smoke". If the law is based on "tobacco"
language, note that many brands may contain zero tobacco, and that plain tobacco
itself does not seem to have been studied yet to justify tobacco bans.
"Studies" routinely fail to qualify “tobacco”. Could be fake
tobacco or pesticide-contaminated tobacco for all we know.Has even one
child been diagnosed as harmed by "ETS" to justify the law? If there
was, we’d surely have a "Billy's (or Becky’s…)
...Law"“Kid-protecting” legislators permit child-damaging
industrial chemicals (pesticides, dioxins, etc.) in cigarettes, with no specific
warning. Officials blame and prosecute victims but ignore
perpetrators of multi-decade crimes of mass poisoning, and mass experimentation
without informed consent. Search up "Fauxbacco" for references.
Right, it's for the children! Because they can't make their parents
stop! If adults want to smoke in a vehicle with the windows rolled up,
it's their choice. No freedom lost there!
CPA Howard, Yup we made it through childhood, now even more of the kids will
make it, and make it with out asthma, and other health complications due to
smoke in cars. If Mr. Herbert really cares there will a move to help clean up
the air along the Wasatch front. Millions of us are sitting in that "smokey
I am a Democrat, but if I have to live in a state governed by Republicans, this
Utah is a pretty good one. Best managed in the nation and willing to use the
power of government to protect the children. In these crazy tea party times,
this isn't something to be taken for granted.
It's a wonder those of us over age 40 managed to make it through our
childhood. We rode in cars with adults smoking, rode in the back of our station
wagons cross country, rode our bikes without helments. Everytime we pass laws
like this we lose a small piece of our freedom. When ever they want to regulate
away our free agency, its always for the children. Stop using our children as
an excuse for the progressive agenda that the Government knows what's best
for us. If you want to know where you're heading look to the west at