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If you're a parent, you shouldn't smoke, especially in front of your kids. If you do smoke in front of them, you shouldn't smoke in an enclosed space with them, such as the interior of a car. It's common sense, basically. [Full disclosure, we're of the childless smoker demographic.] However, the fact that legislation in Michigan has been drafted to outlaw smoking in cars carrying passengers under 18 strikes us one more example of busybodying by politicians who are more concerned with meddling in people's lives than actually doing something productive for the communities they serve.

Bill would ban parents from smoking in cars with children [Detroit Free Press]

New Jersey Mulls Automotive Smoking Ban [Internal]