Anti-tobacco forces are opening a new front in the war against smoking by banning it in private places such as homes and cars when children are present.
Starting Jan. 1, Texas will restrict smoking in foster parents' homes at all times and in cars when children are present, says Darrell Azar of the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Vermont, Washington and other states and counties already prohibit foster parents from smoking around children in their homes and cars.
Arkansas and Louisiana passed laws this year forbidding anyone from smoking in cars carrying young children. Courts are ordering smoke-free environments in custody and visitation disputes.
Here's the tagline:
"There are times when it's appropriate to regulate what people can do in their home."
....these laws were made due to the large piles of dead children found inside the homes and cars of smokers.
Hey, it's apPARENTly what the general sheep, excuse me, public wants. Looks like they'll get it. I wonder how late it'll be before they regret their foolishness?
When the government also makes it illegal to have fatty foods in your house, to keep your children up past a state-regulated bedtime, or to do anything else a sane, free country would allow its people to do.
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