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Possible vehicle smoking ban
RHINELANDER - Second hand smoke can cause cancer and other health related issues. Eight states have passed bills banning smoking in vehicles with children. As states crack down on where you can smoke, Corie Zelazoski wants to help protect children who often don't have a choice of being around it. "They don't have the right to speak up," said Zelazoski.

Zelazoski is a Community Health Specialists with the Oneida County Health Department. She hopes a smoking ban in cars could be a part of Wisconsin's future. "There are 7,000 chemicals in second hand smoke, 70 of which are known to be cancer causing agents. And we know that our children are vulnerable and we want to keep them as protected as possible," said Zelazoski.

Zelazoski lists second and third hand smoke causes lung and ear infections, asthma and even stunted growth. That's why Zelazoski hopes Wisconsin joins the eight other states in banning smoking in cars with children.
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