Smoking in cars with children could be banned after Lords vote

Smoking in cars carrying children could be banned after peers defeated the Government on the issue by 222 votes to 197.

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'165,000 diseases' in children from passive smoking

According to a report by the Tobacco Advisory Group and Royal College of Physicians:

  • There are 165,000 new episodes of disease among children every year caused by smoking.
  • 300,000 primary care consultations.
  • 9,500 hospital admissions.
  • 40 sudden infant deaths.

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