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

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An Ohio state senator has introduced legislation that would prohibit smoking in a vehicle if a child under the age of 6 is present.

Sen. Tina Maharath of Franklin County introduced the bill.

The fine would be $500 and a repeat offender would face another $500 plus $250 for each subsequent violation.

The legislation covers cigarettes, cigars, pipe or lit smoking device for burning tobacco. The proposal does not mention vaping.

You can read more on the bill here.

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