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Can you report child abuse if someone else is smoking around their young children?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Could /not advised

The abuse hotlines in many states will take reports from anyone & generally provide autonimity.
However, ill advised as it is, smoking around kids is not illegal and would not generate an investigation.The states allow parents to make a varety of bad decisions without stepping in & this is one example. I tell parents & grandparents the best gift they can give a child they love is to stop smoking.

In brief: Could /not advised

The abuse hotlines in many states will take reports from anyone & generally provide autonimity.
However, ill advised as it is, smoking around kids is not illegal and would not generate an investigation.The states allow parents to make a varety of bad decisions without stepping in & this is one example. I tell parents & grandparents the best gift they can give a child they love is to stop smoking.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

You can report it, but the authorities may not take the report if the smoking person isn't responsible for the care of the child at the time.

In brief: Yes

You can report it, but the authorities may not take the report if the smoking person isn't responsible for the care of the child at the time.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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