Smoking in cars with children to be banned

Drivers are being encouraged to change their habits as new laws put forward and agreed by government will see that drivers smoking in cars will face a £50 fine if any of their passengers are under the age of 18 from the 1st of October 2015.

Jane Ellison (Public Health Minister) said, “Second-hand smoke is a real threat to children’s health and we want them to grow up free from the risks of smoking. The only effective way to protect children is to prevent them breathing second-hand smoke and our plans to stop smoking in cars carrying children will help us to do this.”

This comes as part of latest measures to crack down on the harm caused by second-hand smoke.

Smoking was banned in public service and work vehicles under the legislation passed in 2007.

You can find more information regarding this new law at gov.uk and also at the BBC.

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