Smoking in Cars To be Banned 

On Thursday, the Maine senate gave final approval to the bill, sending it to the governor for his signature.

Only warnings will be issued for the first year, after that, the bill authorizes $50 fines.

Supporters of the bill say it will protect children from the effects of secondhand smoke, which is especially hazardous in enclosed areas like cars.

Opponents say the measure brings added government interference into people’s private lives.