A mother and father, who are unmarried, had two children (aged 6 and 1) and then separated. The mother had been the primary caregiver. The father lived with his daughter who was a smoker who “deems it OK to smoke in the car with the children as long as a window is opened.” Also, there is smoking allowed in the father’s home. The court ordered that the mother should have legal and physical custody of the children, with visitation for the father, with the requirement that the father “shall not smoke, or permit others to smoke in any motor vehicle in which the children are riding, nor shall he smoke or permit others to smoke in the same room in which the children are.”
2004 Conn. Super. LEXIS 1338.