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.


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


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


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.

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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.