The city of Stockbridge has voted to ban smoking inside vehicles when children are present in a 3-2 vote during Monday night’s council meeting.

The trend towards banning smoking in vehicles where children are passengers is growing.  According to the Public Health Law Center there are eight states plus Puerto Rico that have such bans.  Georgia is not one of them.

Morning Edition host Leah Fleming speaks with Councilman John Blount from the city of Stockbridge.

We speak with Stockbridge City Councilman John Blount about the ban in his city, the intersection of personal freedoms and government oversight, and if Georgia will soon have a state-wide ban on smoking in a car with a minor. 

Councilman John Blount of Stockbridge

Councilman John Blount of Stockbridge