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New Maui County Law

A new law will take effect on July 1st banning smoking in the car with children under the age of 18. It will be illegal to smoke cigarettes or vape in a vehicle with minors, the fine for first time offenders will be $200.

The coalition for a tobacco-free Hawaii and the Hawaii public Health institute say escondhand smoke in cars is 10 times more concentrated than the level considered unhealthy by the EPA, even with the windows down.

This ban came into legislation earlier this year and will finally be taking effect at the beginning of next month. Bringing Maui County in line with bans already in effect on the Big Island, Oahu and Kauai.


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