This article says that most people are for it, but from the coverage I’ve seen, most Central Ohioans are against it . . .
It’s common for buildings to have rules against smoking inside, but one Central Ohio city is now considering an ordinance that would ban smoking in vehicles when young children are inside.
As it turns out, the idea is that of a high-school government class, and it’s already stirring some controversy.
Lauryn Robinson and Logan Justice are still in their teenage years, yet they could be just a few months away from having an idea that was generated in their Washington Senior High School AP Government class become law in Washington Court House.
It all started when the class was thinking of ideas for their class community action project.
“We were just kind of all sitting around and we’re thinking what really makes us mad when we drive through town and see things and someone brought up the subject, like, ’I hate seeing parents smoke in the car with their kids.’ So we kind of just took that idea and ran,” Robinson said.
They collected petitions, conducted research on similar anti-smoking laws and presented their case to council members in May.