Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Congratulations Ontario!!

As of today, kids in Ontario will no longer be submitted to their parents stupidity while riding in vehicles!! It is now illegal to smoke while kids are in the vehicle. This follows Nova Scotia and some places in the States.

Come on the rest of Canada! Get going on this asap!! Perhaps the Yukon, being the last place in Canada to ban smoking, can get on this quickly for a change.


***update!! I just went online to see about the rules regarding smoking in public places and guess what!! The Yukon did pass the same legislation and Ontario and Nova Scotia regarding smoking in vehicles with kids. Thanks Yukon!!!!

8 comments:

indigo said...

ahhhhhhhh, the only store in town? Is the store privately owned and is the owner the person running the store. Careful. Public blog.

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Thanks Indigo. Changes to entry were made.

Kiggavik said...

Now, if someone can get some legislation to stop the Northern from selling these new flavoured mini cigars, clearly a new temptation for kids to smoke, as if they needed one.

Way Way Up said...

Well that's certainly a good thing to hear. I remember hearing about it last summer when I was visiting my parents there but I hadn't caught any updates. My stepfather gave up smoking shortly after meeting my mother who has always been a non-smoker. I, on the other hand, have to admit to picking up the nasty habit but I still think this is a great law and well past due.

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

I have never heard of those Clare. In Kugluktuk parents would buy their kids chewing tobacco- for kids as young as 8!! It was horrible.

And Darcy! You smoke? Well that is it, I can no longer correspond with you! :) I would have never picked you for for a cancer stick kinda guy!! Time to give it up! We are pretty anti-smoking. Matts dad died from it and he was only 51! And since you are getting up there... well I guess you only have a few years to go!! I know, I am mean, but I am okay with it!

Heather (aka Mum) said...

I'm glad I quit...Acupuncture did it for me...well that & Sean was a great support! It's been almost 3 years now :):):) Not that I have time for the bars anymore, but if I did...I could have a beer in the local bar, in comfort now, instead of dieing of 2nd hand smoke while I drank it!!

Yup, I just succeeded in sounding like one of those reformed smokers....sad but true!!

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Congrats on stopping Heather!! That is great stuff!!

See Darcy, you can do it too!!

Aida said...

chewing tobacco..tons of it here...its so gross!