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New Illinois Law Prohibits Smoking in Cars With Minors

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed HB 2276 into law Friday, prohibiting smoking in a motor vehicle with anyone under the age of 18 inside.

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    Drivers who smoke in a vehicle with a minor inside will now face fines under a new Illinois law.

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed HB 2276 into law Friday, prohibiting smoking in a motor vehicle with anyone under the age of 18 inside.

    The law makes such an act a petty offense and drivers would face a first-time fine of up to $100. For a second offense, drivers would face a fine of up to $250, according to the law.

    The new rule took effect immediately.

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