Common sense: you shouldn't smoke in the car with anyone who can't stand cigarette smoke. If you have children, you shouldn't smoke in the car when they're in it. That said, you shouldn't let a ten-year-old boy dictate whether you can smoke in the car or not unless the child happens to be in the car with you. Ten-year-old boys are notorious demagogues and need a slight amount of beating down to determine whether they shall remain demagogues or actually grow up to become normal humans. We chose the chain-smoking demagogue route, but young Justin Kvadas' petitioning the Connecticut legislature against smoking in cars containing kids below the age of 7 or under 60 pounds just smacks of asshat parenting and cloying yuckery. Geesh.
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