An Ohio woman has lost custody of her 6 year old son.
The reason: she smokes cigarettes.
Now, mother and son are separated by 1,000 miles.
And news of this surprising case has spread to distant shores such as Scotland.
The mother in the case testified that she never smoked near her son or in their home.
There was no indication that the boy suffered from any special sensitivity or unusual reaction to cigarette smoke.
The mother used to be a nurse and alleged that she only took up smoking during her divorce – and has since quit.
The mother reports that she plans to appeal to the state’s highest court.