City latest to enact fine for smoking in car with children

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STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – A small town in Georgia has become the latest city to fine drivers for smoking in a car with children inside.

WSB reports that Stockbridge introduced a new ordinance that will now fine a driver $500 if they are caught smoking in a vehicle with a child under the age of 15.

Only 9 states currently have smoke-free car laws on the books, but cities and smaller towns are now voting to put bans into effect in their own communities.

A bill to ban smoking in cars with children was debated in the Florida legislature in 2015, but was never passed.

However, Florida law prohibits local governments from enacting their own no-smoking laws. That hasn't stopped college campuses across the state from becoming smoke-free environments.