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Fact: Secondhand smoke in a car is like being in a bushfire

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Sitting in a car with a smoker for 10 minutes will expose you to the same levels of smoke that a firefighter would get when fighting a bushfire for 4-8 hours.

When you smoke inside a car, the secondhand smoke is thick and strong because it can’t escape, even when you have the windows down.

So you’re inhaling a lot more smoke than what you suck in from the cigarette. Plus it’s really bad for any kids that are in the car with you.

In almost all States and Territories in Australia, it’s illegal to smoke in the car when there are children present. You could get fined if you get caught, but more importantly, you’re putting your children’s health in danger.