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CROWN: Picture a car filled with second-hand smoke and child in the seat  

Ex-smoker John Crown explains why he wants to ban smokers from lighting up inside cars with children present
Jump to full article: Irish Independent (ie), 2012-04-15
Author: Senator John Crown

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Such is the disordered thought process -- the "stinkin' thinkin'" of the addict. The overwhelming power of addiction must be borne in mind when considering the arguments of the opponents of anti-smoking regulations. Such opposition is now mobilising against the legislation that I, together with my colleagues, senators Mark Daly and Jillian van Turnhout, will be introducing into Seanad Eireann, legislation that -- by a simple short amendment to the existing smoking ban -- would extend it to include cars in which children are present.

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