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Smoking in cars (with children) ban comes into force

By johnboy - 2 May 2012 60

The ACT Government’s ongoing efforts to teach you how to be a parent have advanced a pace.

Sometime overnight a media release went onto the Open Government website advising that yesterday was the start of the smoking in cars ban:

ACT Chief Minister and Minister for Health Katy Gallagher MLA today welcomed the start of the ban on smoking in cars with children under the age of 16.

“Children have a right to be protected from the health effects of tobacco smoke when they are in a car,” the Chief Minister said.

“The ban will be enforced by ACT Policing. Those found to be smoking in a car with children will have to cough up a $250 on the spot fine or up to $5,500 if the offence is proven in court.

“While it is an adult’s right to choose to smoke and expose themselves to all the associated and well-known health risks, this ban aims to protect children who could not otherwise protect themselves.

It’s OK for 16 and 17 year olds to passively smoke? Interesting!

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Smoking in cars (with children) ban comes into force
Gantz 12:57 pm 02 May 12

Alderney is probably just ‘allergic’

aceofspades 12:52 pm 02 May 12

Alderney said :

Watson said :

Jim Jones said :

Watson said :

Alderney said :

Now all they gotta do is ban smoking in public spaces.

All hail the fun police.

So much fun having smoke blown in your face by strangers!!!

Jim Jones said :

Watson said :

Alderney said :

Now all they gotta do is ban smoking in public spaces.

All hail the fun police.

So much fun having smoke blown in your face by strangers!!!

I call BS and extreme whingeing on that. Where on earth do you get smoke blown in your face with the current restrictions on smoking? And even if you do get a whiff of smoke, it’s not as if it’s going to land you in hospital, so what is the difference with having to sit next to someone who spilled a bottle of cheap perfume on themselves or has terrible BO.

It’s pretty bloody selfish to think I too would want to partake in your habit.

The line is drawn when what you do impacts on others; smelling your smoke impacts on others.

Go and stand in a paddock if you want to light up.

I call BS and extreme whingeing on that. Where on earth do you get smoke blown in your face with the current restrictions on smoking? And even if you do get a whiff of smoke, it’s not as if it’s going to land you in hospital, so what is the difference with having to sit next to someone who spilled a bottle of cheap perfume on themselves or has terrible BO.

It’s pretty bloody selfish to think I too would want to partake in your habit.

The line is drawn when what you do impacts on others; smelling your smoke impacts on others.

Go and stand in a paddock if you want to light up.

Waaaah, boo hoo! I can smell smoke.

Watson 12:47 pm 02 May 12

Alderney said :

I call BS and extreme whingeing on that. Where on earth do you get smoke blown in your face with the current restrictions on smoking? And even if you do get a whiff of smoke, it’s not as if it’s going to land you in hospital, so what is the difference with having to sit next to someone who spilled a bottle of cheap perfume on themselves or has terrible BO.

It’s pretty bloody selfish to think I too would want to partake in your habit.

The line is drawn when what you do impacts on others; smelling your smoke impacts on others.

Go and stand in a paddock if you want to light up.

I repeat, where do you get smoke blown in your face?

And do you tell people stinking of perfume or sweat to go stand in a paddock as you go about town too? People talking too loudly on their phone or with an irritating laugh? People who have no dress sense too maybe. And they should ban motorbikes because of the noise.

Stop overreacting and lighten up.

buzz819 12:44 pm 02 May 12

Dante said :

I wonder how e-cigarettes come into the equation? They give off no smoke (only a vapour) and only contain compounds that are regularly used in food and medicine.

If this ban applies to e-cigs then it needs to apply to perfumes, and smoke machines will need to be subsequently banned in nightclubs (same compounds).

E-Cigarettes aren’t actually legal in Canberra, but their use does come under anti-smoking legislation – ie they allow nicotine to be inhaled.

Alderney 12:39 pm 02 May 12

Watson said :

Jim Jones said :

Watson said :

Alderney said :

Now all they gotta do is ban smoking in public spaces.

All hail the fun police.

So much fun having smoke blown in your face by strangers!!!

I call BS and extreme whingeing on that. Where on earth do you get smoke blown in your face with the current restrictions on smoking? And even if you do get a whiff of smoke, it’s not as if it’s going to land you in hospital, so what is the difference with having to sit next to someone who spilled a bottle of cheap perfume on themselves or has terrible BO.

It’s pretty bloody selfish to think I too would want to partake in your habit.

The line is drawn when what you do impacts on others; smelling your smoke impacts on others.

Go and stand in a paddock if you want to light up.

Watson 12:34 pm 02 May 12

Jim Jones said :

Watson said :

Alderney said :

Now all they gotta do is ban smoking in public spaces.

All hail the fun police.

So much fun having smoke blown in your face by strangers!!!

I call BS and extreme whingeing on that. Where on earth do you get smoke blown in your face with the current restrictions on smoking? And even if you do get a whiff of smoke, it’s not as if it’s going to land you in hospital, so what is the difference with having to sit next to someone who spilled a bottle of cheap perfume on themselves or has terrible BO.

PBO 12:33 pm 02 May 12

Alderney said :

+1 for the ban.

Now all they gotta do is ban smoking in public spaces.

Wow, do your friends call you Buzz Killington? Do you still wrap yourself in cotton wool? My god you would be no fun at the pub at all. This is just another way of the ACT government making money, pure and simple. I would love to see the proof that children need protection from second hand vehicular smoke.

By the logic that she (Frau Gallagher) is spewing, the entire bus system in canberra should be overhauled and we should get pedal buses because buses produce more harmful smoke and gasses than a ciggy….go ahead, prove that wrong.

But what should you expect, she went to the John stanhope school of “dont listen to but tell the redneck philistine public what they want”.

Jim Jones 12:22 pm 02 May 12

Watson said :

Alderney said :

Now all they gotta do is ban smoking in public spaces.

All hail the fun police.

So much fun having smoke blown in your face by strangers!!!

Jim Jones 12:15 pm 02 May 12

Dante said :

I wonder how e-cigarettes come into the equation? They give off no smoke (only a vapour) and only contain compounds that are regularly used in food and medicine.

If this ban applies to e-cigs then it needs to apply to perfumes, and smoke machines will need to be subsequently banned in nightclubs (same compounds).

Does anyone actually use those things?

Watson 12:07 pm 02 May 12

Alderney said :

Now all they gotta do is ban smoking in public spaces.

All hail the fun police.

Dante 11:57 am 02 May 12

I wonder how e-cigarettes come into the equation? They give off no smoke (only a vapour) and only contain compounds that are regularly used in food and medicine.

If this ban applies to e-cigs then it needs to apply to perfumes, and smoke machines will need to be subsequently banned in nightclubs (same compounds).

buzz819 11:23 am 02 May 12

pptvb said :

What if a 15yr old is smoking in the car, but the parent isn’t?

By law a 15 year old should not be smoking, I don’t know what the punishment is… Poke in the eye with the lit cigarette I guess?

Alderney 10:53 am 02 May 12

Now all they need to do is double the fines and points for anyone breaking a road rule with a person under the age of 16 in the car.

If your mother or father sped, talked on the mobile phone while driving, didn’t buckle up and drove aggressively while road raging others all through your childhood, how do you think you’re going to drive when you get the chance?

Back on topic though, children can’t make the choice for themselves but the state has to pick up the tab when they get sick because of their parents selfishness.

+1 for the ban.

Now all they gotta do is ban smoking in public spaces.

pptvb 10:20 am 02 May 12

What if a 15yr old is smoking in the car, but the parent isn’t?

Solidarity 9:49 am 02 May 12

Half the kids I knew in school were smoking by 16 anyway….

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