Connecticut moving to ban smoking in cars with children inside

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. -- A bill that would bar people from smoking inside a vehicle when there's a child inside has cleared the public health committee of the Connecticut General Assembly.

If passed, smoking in a car with a child in a car seat would be illegal. First-time violators would get a warning, then a fine.

Lawmakers are also moving along legislation that would prohibit people from smoking electronic or vapor cigarettes in certain places, including restaurants, bars and retail food stores. Proponents said they worry about the possible harmful effects of vaping.