Anti-smoking bill passes in lieu of common sense
The bill barring smoking in cars with children as passengers is on the verge of becoming law on Oahu. This very well could reduce the exposure of kids to secondhand smoke, at least while they’re riding along. That in itself is not a bad thing, but the question arises: Does this mean the interior of a personal car is no longer a private space? Once Bill 70 is signed by the mayor, as expected, it will be interesting to see how it is enforced. Will police be watching for puffs of smoke at stoplights (as they now watch for taps on cell phones by drivers waiting at intersections)?