MPs tweet intentions ahead of smoking ban vote

MPs have been tweeting their intentions ahead of today's vote in the House of Commons on a legal ban on people smoking in cars carrying children.

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I will be voting later today for smoking ban in cars to protect children

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My libertarian instincts are wrestling with my profound belief that public health is one of biggest issues facing population #smokingban

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Support a ban on smoking in cars and other vehicles - to protect the health of children and others.

The Commons is expected to vote in favour of the ban, though Prime Minister David Cameron - who has declined to share his view on the issue - is set to miss the vote as he remains involved in the Government's response to the floods crisis in the South West of England.

Read: Boris Johnson tells colleagues to back 'bossyboots brigade' on smoking ban

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