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Woman Fined For Smoking In Car With Children

Posted Mon May 12, 2008 9:02am AEST –

One woman has been fined and other people have been cautioned about smoking in cars with children.

Tasmanians have been caught out by new legislation aimed at reducing the number of people smoking in cars with children on board.

A woman in Devonport has been fined A$120 for smoking with two children in the car and four other people have been cautioned.

Police and tobacco control officers began enforcing the legislation in April, following a three month amnesty.

Tasmania’s environmental health manager, Stuart Heggie, says the fact that smokers have already been caught out should make others think twice before lighting up with children in the car.

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