Ohio lawmaker wants to make it illegal to smoke in a car with a child under 6

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sen. Tina Maharath of Franklin County has introduced legislation that would prohibit smoking in a vehicle if a child under six is a passenger.

The fine for a violation would be $500.

If a person is found to be a repeat offender, they would face another $500 fine, plus $250 for each subsequent violation.

The proposal covers any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or lighted smoking device for burning tobacco.

It does not mention vaping.

You can read more on the bill here.

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