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[California] Particulate mass and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure from secondhand smoke in the back seat of a vehicle [FREE FULL TEXT]

Estimates made using the measured data and previously reported PM2.5 daily mean concentrations for children in California showing that even short exposure periods are capable of creating large exposure to smoke.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 13, 2013 02:35

[Australia] Petrol 'thief' sets cars on fire by smoking while 'stealing fuel from a tank'

A man has set several cars alight by smoking while allegedly stealing fuel from a tank - causing more than £60,000 worth of damage. The 26-year-old is believed to have been trying to siphon petrol from one of the vehicles in a private car park in south
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 10, 2013 14:01

[Canada] Alberta legislature passes new rules on smoking in cars, use of water pipes

The approval of Bill 33 late Wednesday, combined with a separate bill to ban the sale of flavoured tobacco products, gives Alberta some of the most aggressive tobacco-control restrictions in the country, says a leading advocate.
Edmonton (Alberta) Journal (ca)
added Dec 3, 2013 13:59

[California] The Great Los Angeles Auto Show Fire of 1929

Although The Los Angeles Times reported that the fire had its origins from a smoldering cigarette butt, later sources, including the show’s historical display, say that it began with an electrical short.
New York Times
added Dec 3, 2013 02:06

[UK-Wales] Fewer people in Wales smoking in their cars

according to a new Welsh Government report. In November 2012, 78 per cent of adults across Wales with access to a car did not allow smoking in their main car, compared to 71 per cent in September 2011. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects
South Wales Argus (uk)
added Nov 30, 2013 13:40

[UK] More than 12,000 in East Lancashire pledge to quit smoking

MORE than 12,000 people in East Lancashire have signed a ‘smoke-free’ pledge to stop smoking in their homes and cars. Now, the Smokefree Homes Programme, run by the Bacup-based Maden Community and Children’s Centre with Lancashire County Council, is bein
This is Bolton / Bolton Evening News (BEN) (uk)
added Nov 29, 2013 20:00

[Florida] First Coast representative said children would be healthier and safer if they were not exposed to second-hand smoke in a vehicle

State Rep. Charles McBurney has filed a bill to make that happen. Under the bill, it would be illegal to smoke with a child in the car. Smoking with a minor in a vehicle would be a secondary offense. That means you would need to be pulled over for somet
First Coast News - WJXX25, WTLV12 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Nov 27, 2013 00:10

[Florida] VIDEO: Lawmaker moves forward with smoking proposal

First Coast News - WJXX25, WTLV12 (Jacksonville, FL)
added Nov 26, 2013 23:52

[UK] CHLOE HAMILTON: A message to those who smoke in cars with children - there is no excuse for your selfish habit

smokers try to justify their choice by playing their “my rights” card. But what about the rights of the child sitting in the passenger seat? A child’s right to breathe clean air surely trumps a smoker's right to puff on a stick that’s likely to kill them.
The Independent (uk)
added Nov 21, 2013 23:19

[UK] VIDEOS: LISTA: Smoking in cars harms your children

Smoke has detrimental effects on little ones even if in the car the window is down or the air-conditioning on.
West Journal - Welfare Society Territory (it)
added Nov 21, 2013 14:32
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