It is a good thing this is being considered in Minnesota and not here in South Dakota as our resident “Nanny State Crusader” would be having a cow!
MN Considers Smoking Ban In Cars
While South Dakota lawmakers debate whether to ban smoking at all businesses, Minnesota’s legislature is considering a ban that extends to streets and highways. The bill would prohibit smoking in cars with kids inside.
Minnesota has already banned smoking in all bars and restaurants which is one of the latest pet peeves of certain local bloggers and now their legislators look to go even further. The question is how long will this even be an issue, especially after our latest $1 a pack increase here and the $.61 per pack increase that will take effect as part of the latest SCHIP bill signed by Barack Obama a few days ago.