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John Brumby May Ban Smoking In Cars

Article from: Herald Sun – Jane Metlikovec – May 27, 2008 10:31am

VICTORIANS could soon be banned from smoking in cars carrying young children, under a plan being considered in Parliament.

The Queensland Government yesterday said it would slap $150 on-the-spot fines on adults smoking in cars carrying children under the age of 16.

Premier John Brumby said today the Victorian Government had been considering introducing such a law for the past four months.

“It is a matter which is being examined in Parliament at the moment,” Mr Brumby told 3AW.

“We need to weigh up the right of parents to make judgements about their children, but if you are puffing away in a car with two young kids in the back, you are really doing no good to your kids at all.”

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