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Doctors suggested that parents should be punished for smoking in the same manner as they are punished for child abuse. The members of the committee came to the conclusion that such amendments would help reduce the harm to children's health caused by passive smoking. The Saeima will soon consider the proposal in the second reading.
Smoking in the presence of a child will soon be considered an act of physical violence in Latvia. The corresponding bill has been approved in the second reading by the country’s parliament.
The bill is designed to amend the country’s existing law on protection of children’s right in a way to include the definition of the term “violence” in it and a clause saying smoking in the presence of a child will be considered a form of violence.
Originally posted by boymonkey74
Then ban them from cars also......would you rather be in an enclosed room with 100 smokers or an enclosed room with one car with the engine running.
I agree don't smoke around kids but I think the reason for lung cancer also has to do with the cars going past us each day.
Originally posted by Chrisfishenstein
reply to post by Cabin
This news is fantastic!! I really hope USA grabs this and runs with it also!
I hate people smoking around me, let alone a child who can't like it and there is nothing they can do to evade it!!