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Alabama House votes to ban smoking in cars carrying minors

Almost 69% of people who try a cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers. (File Photo)

The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to make it illegal to smoke in a car carrying a child.

Posted: Jan. 31, 2018 2:46 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama House of Representatives has voted to make it illegal to smoke in a car carrying a child.

Under the bill, violators would be fined $100.

Representatives on Tuesday voted 41-30 for the bill by Rep. Rolanda Hollis, a Democrat from Birmingham. The bill now moves to the Alabama Senate.

Hollis says her aim is to protect children from second-hand smoke. While adults can choose whether to smoke, she said children don't have any choice when they are riding in a confined space with a smoker.

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1/31/2018 2:29:36 PM (GMT -6:00)

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