Should Smoking in Cars with Kids be Illegal?

by: cancercompass

There are some districts in the United States that have made it outright illegal to smoke in a car that has children under 18 inside.

And according to the Belfast Telegraph, many Northern Ireland residents want that same law.

"Nine out of 10 households across Northern Ireland would welcome a ban on smoking in cars with children on board,” noted the publication.

There are many studies that have resulted in serious negative health effects of secondhand smoke. One recent study suggests that nearly 600,000 people die worldwide from secondhand smoke every year.

Although some view it as commonsense not to smoke in front of children, especially in confined areas - do you think it should be against the law?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.