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No smoking in cars with children in Wolfville, Nova Scotia

By Bart B. Van Bockstaele     Nov 20, 2007 in Health
Monday, November 19, Wolfville, Nova Scotia became officially the first town in Canada where smoking in a car with children is no longer tolerated. The by-law will come into effect in June next year.
Wolfville is a small town with about 3600 inhabitants, around 70 kilometers away from Halifax.
As expected, yesterday's vote was unanimous. All seven councillors have voted in favour of a bylaw that bans smoking in vehicles when children younger than 18 are present.
The unanimous vote was expected since a public meeting on November 5 had shown wide support for the measure.
According to the CBC's report, Wolfville's Mayor Bob Stead says that the RCMP has joined the fight and that they will issue a warning to first time offenders and a fine of 50 CAD to repeat offenders.
Some people have argued against the bylaw because it restricts people's freedom inside their own vehicles.
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