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Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 03/07/2012

A new frontier in the smoking wars?

If you think the District is strict with its smoking ban in bars and restaurants and a new law that allows businesses to banish smokers to at least 25 feet from their entrance, just wait and hear what Maryland lawmakers are debating.

The Washington Times reports that legislators in Annapolis are again discussing a law that would make it a crime to smoke in a car that has passenger that’s eight or younger in it. Under the bill, smoking in a car with a child in it would be a primary offense, meaning that police could pull you over for that reason alone.

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Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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