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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Smoke While You Still Can

Banning smoking in bars won't lead to full-scale tobacco prohibition. Nope. Sure won't. No reason to believe that. No slippery slope there.

California motorists will risk fines of up to $100 next year if they are caught smoking in cars with minors, making their state the third to protect children in vehicles from secondhand smoke.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday signed a bill that will make it an infraction to smoke in a vehicle if someone under age 18 is present. But the traffic stop would have to be made for another offense, such as speeding or an illegal turn, before the driver could be cited for smoking.
Ha ha. Remember when they said seat belt laws would only be enforced if drivers were pulled over for another reason? That lasted about a year and then states gave the police the authority to waste valuable time pulling people over for nothing more than not wearing a seat belt.

More on California's latest assault on freedom here. And I predict a ban on smoking in your own apartment or condo will be California law within a year.

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