Smoking Ban in Cars In The Presence Of Anyone Under 18 Years of Age

A new law has been passed by Parliament which comes into effect in England on the 1st October 2015 and failure to comply with this law could result in a fine of £50.

By The Acclaim Team on 17th March 2015 in News

Smoking Ban in Cars In The Presence Of Anyone Under 18 Years of Age

A new law has been passed by Parliament which comes into effect in England on the 1st October 2015 and failure to comply with this law could result in a fine of £50.

This law states that after this date it will become illegal to smoke in a car in the presence of a minor or any individual under the age of 18. This has emerged as a way to protect children's health, as smoke fumes are 11 times more concentrated in a vehicle than an open area. This law will not apply to anyone driving alone or in a convertible car with the top down.

It is hoped that this ban will protect children from the harms associated with second-hand smoke in small confined spaces.

This developments follows a similar restriction in Wales, .Scotland are considering also adopting this law.

Passive smoking has been linked to an increasing in the risk of meningitis, chest infections, cot deaths and asthma in children.

 

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