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Bill Could Ban Smoking in Your Car

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OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A bill is in the works that would make it illegal to smoke in your car if you have passengers under the age of 18.

On Monday, representatives from the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and American Cancer Society will testify at a hearing for the proposed bill.

Similar to the "text messaging ban", smoking with a child in the car would only be a secondary offense. The bill's purpose is to prevent harmful effects from secondhand smoke.

If the bill is adopted, Washington would join only three other states in making it illegal to smoke in a vehicle with children on board.