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Vermont outlaws smoking in cars carrying young children. The law took effect Tuesday. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/visioplanet/4760316376/">Sudipto Sarkar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont outlaws smoking in cars carrying young children. The law took effect Tuesday. Photo: Sudipto Sarkar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont 7th state to outlaw car smoking with kids

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The state of Vermont is now the seventh to outlaw smoking in cars that are carrying young children.

The law that took effect Tuesday also bans smoking on all state property, in hotel rooms, and on the property of hospitals or secure residential recovery facilities owned or operated by the state.

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It also bans tobacco products at schools and child care centers.

The law contains an exception for the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, which can permit smoking in designated areas.

Under the law, smoking will be prohibited in cars carrying children younger than 8. Drivers will be subject to fines up to $100.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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