Pro-smoking lobby group Forest has questioned the need for a change to smoking legislation, after South of Scotland MSP Jim Hume proposed plans to ban smoking in cars with children.
– Simon Clark, Director, Forest
"Most smokers are sensible enough to know that lighting up in a car with children is inconsiderate at best and research suggests that only a tiny minority still do it.
"Education has to be better than yet another law that would be very difficult to enforce."
"A ban on smoking in private vehicles would represent a major intrusion into people's private lives. What next, a ban on smoking in the home if children are present?"
“We don’t encourage adults to smoke in cars carrying children but legislation is out of all proportion to the problem.”