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March 31st 2011, Sympatico.ca Autos
Newfoundland bans smoking in cars with kids
Newfoundland is set to ban smoking in cars with children, although most other provinces have already done so.
Only Quebec, Alberta and the Northwest Territories will be left without the ban CBC News reported. The new law in Newfoundland would make it illegal to smoke in a car while anyone 16 years old or under is present.
The health minister for Newfoundland and Labrador, Jerome Kennedy, detailed the amendments he brought to the existing act, the N.L. Smoke-free Environment Act, in a press release March 28 2011. The amendments will make it illegal, subject to a fine, to smoke in a vehicle "while a person under 16 is present." The amendments become law on July 1 of 2011. (Bans on Smoking in Cars With Kids in Both Canada and the U.S., Marcus Hondro,
The law still needs approval from the house of assembly, but it could take effect as soon as July 1 2011.
Reference: Newfoundland bans smoking in cars with kids, ;autos.sympatico.ca/auto-news, 3/31/2011.
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