True, it's currently legal. All it would take to change that though is politicians who have some
Balls to pass a bill through parliament.
As for enforcing, it wouldnt be that hard. I mean society has laws every day for which parents are judged for. Taking marijuana/cocaine, burglary etc. Smoking while pregnant would just it into the current infrastructure. As with any crime there has to be probable cause before someone can barge in your home. Usually someone will spot illegal behavior and dob someone in. Police/DOCS then go and ask questions. Depending on the evidence it may go to court. As for resolution, same as for other drug problems: the judge can pick from rehab, let off the hook with a warning, random testing/house inspections, jail for repeat offenders.
As with other crimes it wouldn't be that hard to implement a ban.
Believe it or not, I don't think you intend to come across nasty. I think you worry for the baby and see smoking as a dangerous thing. I'm not saying you change that stance. Just recognise there are women are there that really do try and give up or cut down heaps. They still love their baby, but they are addicted.
Smoking should be illegal anyway for anyone not just pregnant women or mothers with newborns/children. It has been proven harmful to your health, causes all sorts of nasty illnesses and in many cases death. But it's not so we should accept and respect other peoples choices to smoke. We may not agree with women smoking during pregnancy bu judging won't change anything.
Why is it up to governments to dictate what we want to do with our own bodies? Its ridiculous. Sure hide them under a shelf and take the labels off, but if someone wants to smoke, knowing full well how it can kill them, that's their decision, isn't it? (I'm talking about people who smoke responsibly, away from others, wash hands etc etc.)
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I don't support a nanny state, period.
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