February 10, 2014

Ban On Smoking in Cars With Children

MPs are to vote on whether to back a ban on smoking in cars when children are present. The Commons are to vote on an amendment to the Children and Families Bill which, if agreed to, will give the Health Secretary the power to bring in a ban in England which would make it a criminal offence for drivers to fail to prevent smoking in their vehicles when children are present.

A significant number of GP appointments each year are a result of children suffering from the effects of secondhand smoke which includes passive smoking in the back of a car.

Bans on smoking in cars carrying children already exists in countries including Australia, Canada, South Africa and the US.

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