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36 voices in support justify reaching into your car

By johnboy - 27 March 2009 89

Katy Gallagher has announced that 75% of submissions into her proposal to ban smoking in cars that have children in them were supportive.

With 48 submissions that makes for 36 ayes.

In a city of ~300,000 36 votes in the affirmative seems a teensy bit light to be considered general public support.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like smoking in cars where children are present either. But here we’re going to see road rules applied in an area where there is no road safety issue at all.

One wonders how many other behaviours the Government will take against in future? But it appears this one is full steam ahead:

    ACT Health is now in the process of consulting with the Department of Territory and Municipal Services on measures the Government could take to minimise children’s exposure to ETS in cars.

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Danman 9:34 pm 28 Mar 09

heh – I am always happy to be proven wrong, but google 3rd hand smoke to see the full story to which I refer.

Spam Box 9:13 pm 28 Mar 09

Funny thing is, we both agree that this ‘smoking in cars’ thing is stupid. I’m just trying to find a way to prove that your wrong on the other bit 😉

Spam Box 9:08 pm 28 Mar 09

It helps 🙂

Danman 8:59 pm 28 Mar 09

No worries mate, its the internet – I have thick skin 🙂

Spam Box 8:13 pm 28 Mar 09

Danman said :

proving my point that cessation of smoking in a car is a moot point if its sole intention is to protect children

Yep, if that’s your position fair enough, I agree and apologise. I hadn’t read your previous comments and went on what you said at #80.

Indeed, I am now “googling” will get back to you on that

Danman 7:43 pm 28 Mar 09

proving my point that cessation of smoking in a car is a moot point if its sole intention is to protect children

Danman 7:43 pm 28 Mar 09

For your reading pleasure

Either smoke or do not – there’s no 1/2 way.

Spam Box 7:33 pm 28 Mar 09

Danman said :

Interestingly, research has been done that suggests that smoking whilst away from your children will still effect them as airborne particles get trapped in hair/clothes etc, and they can still be inhaled by young’uns unless you fully wash and change after having a durry.

I think years ago there was alsosome kids who died of asbestosis because their father worked in an asbestos mine, and he contaminated his kids via airborne particles dislodged from his clothes… Same theory here I guess.

I don’t know who done the study nor where you find these results so happy googling 🙂

Why would anybody bother?. You’ve demonstrated a complete lack of understanding already

Danman 7:26 pm 28 Mar 09

Also – (3 post nutbag) I am not an exsmoker nazi type, just putting all the facts upon the table.

What people do to their bodies is their business, as is what I do to mine, hence my choice to cease smoking


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