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08:15  24 august  2019
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(WTVA) - If you smoke in Alabama in your car with children, it could soon lead to a fine . Last week the Alabama House of Representatives has voted to make it illegal to smoke in a car carrying a child. "I really agree with it I smoke myself but I've got five kids of myself," said Vernon resident Raymond

On 1 October 2015, smoking became illegal in vehicles carrying passengers under age 18 in Both the driver and the smoker could be fined £50. The law applies to every driver in England and Wales In the United States a handful of states have enacted laws barring smoking in cars when minors are

Aug. 24--People who smoke in a vehicle carrying someone under the age of 18 are now subject to fines if they are caught during an unrelated traffic stop, under legislation signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday.

People can now be fined for smoking in cars carrying minors in Illinois© Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via Getty Images No smoking sign in a taxi

Under the new law, which takes effect immediately, a first-time offender can be fined up to $100. A second or subsequent offense can cost the offender up to $250.

The new law is not limited to smoking by the driver but applies to anyone inside the vehicle. Smoking is defined as using a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, weed, plant, regulated narcotic or other combustible substance.

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In Tasmania a smoking ban in cars with minors under the age of 18 has existed since 1 January 2008. Smoking in company cars is allowed, provided that there is only one user of the car and the employer In Jersey smoking has been banned in all vehicles carrying passengers under the age of 18. ^ "" Fines for smoking in cars with children", by the Government of South Australia" (PDF).

We have seen an increase in the number of people asking a recurring question, is it illegal to smoke in cars in Spain? The second confusing factor comes from a law relating to smoking in a car whilst carrying children.

The new law does not allow police to stop or detain a vehicle or its driver solely because someone is smoking with an underage occupant. But a ticket could be issued if the vehicle is stopped for another traffic infraction.

The legislation was approved on votes of 97-14 in the House and 42-10 in the Senate.

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