MPs question how smoking car ban will be enforced

MPs have raised questions as to how the ban on smoking in cars carrying children will be enforced, with some criticising the plans as a "nanny state" ban.

The Health Secretary will be given the power to impose a ban despite the opposition.


Smoking in cars is wrong, but a statutory ban? Who'll enforce it? Do we ban kids standing by fires next! I'm voting against it.


I voted No to the Ban. I totally support the principle but think it will be unenforceable. Education needed.


After much deliberation, I voted against nanny state ban on smoking in cars, I was in a minority, legislation is going to be interesting

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MPs vote to ban smoking in cars with children present

MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of plans to ban smoking in cars carrying children by 376 votes to 107, a majority of 269.