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Weston-Easton-Redding Readers React To Smoking Ban, Tolls

A proposal to bring tolls back to Connecticut's highways is being discussed by lawmakers.
A proposal to bring tolls back to Connecticut's highways is being discussed by lawmakers. Photo Credit: Alfred Branch, File

WESTON, Conn. — Readers of The Weston-Redding-Easton Daily Voice are speaking out on Facebook about a proposal that would ban drivers from smoking in cars carrying children 6 and younger.

"What's the magic in age 6? Why just in cars?" reader Julia Keisman Pemberton wrote. "Exposing children to second hand smoke is poison. That said, this is a well intended but bad piece of legislation."

"I agree with the comment above, but am so glad to see movement in this direction!" reader Jennifer H. Roh wrote.

The bill, HB 5380 , is still being debated in Hartford.

"While I agree that the danger of second hand smoke is obvious...Government does NOT belong in our homes (private cars)," reader Nancy Bree Babyak wrote. "Government can not legislate stupidity - nor should it. The Chinese Govt legislates how many children a couple can have. Once govt is granted private access there is NO turning back. Be careful what you wish for."

The proposed smoking ban is not the only bill in Hartford that Facebook readers are reacting to. A proposal to bring tolls back to Connecticut highways drew this response from reader Kathy Marsh:

"Thinking traffic may get worse... Friday night madness already on summer Friday's... much thought should be given on a work around," Marsh wrote.

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