Smoking in cars while carrying children will be banned in the UK. In fact, it should be banned elsewhere too.
Under the proposal, government will have powers to introduce a new offence of exposing children to smoke in vehicles.
If the ban will go through, the UK will follow the example set by Australia, Canada and some U.S. states, where smoking in cars with children is against the law.
There is a particular issue around vehicles being a particularly confined space and the associated public health concerns,” Prime Minister David Cameron’s official spokesman was quoted as saying by Reuters