online BBC news today, the House of Lords have approved a private member's bill by Lord Ribeiro to make it an offence to smoke in cars when children are present with offenders being liable to pay a fine of £60 or attend a smoke awareness course." />

Smoking ban for cars

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Supporters of the ban will need government backing and support of MP's for the ban to become law and David Cameron has questioned whether the ban is justified and has suggested the ban would have serious implications for personal freedoms and Parliament need to think before taking such a step.

The implications of passive smoking are well established and although the majority of smokers realise the dangers of smoking especially around children there are still those who continue to put children's lives at risk.

As well as passive smoking there is also a danger of accidents when drivers light up and extinguish the cigarette as they have to take their eyes off the road much the same as using a mobile phone. 


Julie Donovan

Senior Legal Executive - Personal Injury team

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