Smoke-free cars for healthy Arkansas kids.

Arkansas Protection from Secondhand Smoke for Children (ACT 811 of 2011)

There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke; even brief exposure can be harmful to children.

  • Act 811 prohibits smoking in all vehicles when a child under 14 years of age is present.
  • Smoking in a vehicle with children under 14 is a primary offense; a vehicle can be pulled over, and the driver may receive a ticket for violating the law.
  • Any first offenders may have their fine removed by proving current enrollment into a program to quit using tobacco (tobacco cessation program).
  • To quit tobacco call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, or 1-800-784-8669, for a free program including medication, while supplies last.

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