Doctors across the nation are calling for a ban on smoking in all vehicles carrying children, including private ones. During the Canadian Medical Associations annual general meeting, doctors discussed the risks of second hand smoke in vehicles, and the recommendation to eliminate the risk altogether received resounding support. Dr. Robert Kruk, a physician practising in Carman is not so supportive of the idea. In his opinion, Kruk feels the recommendation is crossing the line of personal choice and having " big brother watching you" isn't an effective way of teaching healthy choices.
Kruk adds he would rather see information on risks and benefits provided to parents adding he doubts those who are educated would choose to endanger their child. He notes the line between the government informing and intruding is a fine one, and people must decide for themselves as opposed to having their decisions made for them and enforced.