HAGERSTOWN - In an effort to protect children from secondhand smoke, a Hagerstown man said Wednesday he wants to educate adults about the health risks involved with smoking in vehicles when children are riding as passengers.
Andy Smith of Brothers United Who Dare To Care, an organization that was organized to help black men take responsibility for their lives, their families and their community, said clinical studies show that children who are exposed to smoke in confined areas are more likely to suffer from asthma and other long-term illnesses.
DON'T SMOKE WITH KIDS IN THE CAR is designed help adults understand that smoking with children in the same vehicle has the potential to be more dangerous to a child's health than driving while intoxicated.
"This has to stop," Smith said. "We want to get this program together until it goes statewide ... This should be against the law."