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NJ Lawmaker Proposing Car Smoking Ban

Publication Date: 1/19/2007
  • Publication:WCBS 880 New York

Smoking with kids in the car may be outlawed in New Jersey.

State Senator Raymond Lesniak plans to propose legislation Monday that would ban people from smoking in a vehicle in which anyone under 16 is riding.

The bill dovetails with a movement nationally to limit children's exposure to secondhand smoke.

If approved by both houses of the Legislature and signed into law by the governor, it would make smoking in a car with a minor a disorderly persons offense.