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CT Law Makers Proposing Stricter Cigarette Laws

Proposals to ban smoking while driving with young children, in public places on the works

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Greenwich, CT | Added on March 31, 2015 At 06:00 PM

Connecticut law makers are taking steps towards banning smoking with small children in cars, and banning the use of vapor cigarettes in certain public places. 

House Bill 6285 would prevent drivers from smoking if they have children in car seats with them in the vehicle. First time Offenders would get a written warning, then fines for later offenses. 

Another proposal for stricter vapor cigarette, or e-cig laws has been approved by the Public Health Committee. This would ban the use of e-cigs in places such as bars, restaurants, and other places where traditional cigarettes have already been banned. 

According to supporters of the laws, both measures aim to prevent exposing children to the health risks associated with smoking. They will now move on to the House of Representatives for consideration. 

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