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Parents can keep puffing with child in car

Parents can puff away in peace after the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee rejected a bill Thursday that would have prohibited adults from smoking in a car in which a young child is a passenger.

The measure, sponsored by Sen. Jennie Forehand, D-Montgomery, would have imposed a $50 fine on motorists caught smoking tobacco -- or letting a passenger do so -- in a vehicle occupied by a child under 8 years old.

Proponents contended such smoking in a confined space is a health hazard for children.

 

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