People could face smoking ban in cars carrying children

The Welsh Government are to introduce a law which will ban smoking in cars when children are present. A consultation on the proposals will be announced shortly.

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Calls to ban smoking in cars with children: Your views

The Welsh Government have announced they will introduce a law which will ban smoking in cars when children are present.

We've been getting your views on this on our Facebook page.

It shouldn't need to be baned in my opinion. People should just use their common sense and NOT do it.

– Lucy Guy

I totally agree. Smoke shouldn't be allowed anywhere near children or other people who don't smoke. At the same time, smoking is a person's choice.

– Paul Kerr

I didn't think something like this would need to be banned... People should have the common sense not to smoke in cars with children present anyway!

– Emma Cooksey

You can join in the conversation on our Facebook page, just search for ITV Wales.

BMA Cymru welcome smoking in cars with children ban

BMA Cymru Wales has welcomed the Welsh Government's move to introduce a ban on smoking in cars with children.

This is an important step forward in reducing tobacco harm by stopping children from being exposed to second-hand smoke in private vehicles.

Children are still developing physically and, as a result, they are more susceptible to the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.

Adults who smoke in the presence of children are not acting in the children’s best interest; therefore it is the Welsh Government’s duty to change legislation in order to protect them.

– Dr Richard Lewis, Welsh Secretary, BMA

Let us know what you think of these proposals by emailing us on wales@itv.com, or getting in touch on twitter @itvwales.

Health Minister to consult public on smoking ban in cars

The Welsh Government have announced they will introduce a law which will ban smoking in cars when children are present.

Legislation around smoking is a devolved matter, and so would only apply to Wales.

The Welsh Government will soon open a consultation on the proposal, and the Health Minister urges the public to have their say.

Mark Drakeford AM said: "We now believe the introduction of regulations to prohibit smoking in private vehicles carrying under-18s is needed as the final piece in the jigsaw to eliminate the harm and end persistent inequalities in exposure."

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Smokers face ban in cars carrying children

The Welsh Government are to introduce a law which will ban smoking in cars when children are present.

The announcement was made by the First Minister, Carwyn Jones and the Health Minister Mark Drakeford this morning.

People could be banned from smoking in cars carrying children Credit: PA

According to the Welsh Government, the law would aim to "protect children from the avoidable harms associated with passive smoking."

A consultation on the proposal will be launched shortly.

The First Minister said: "While I welcome the fact the number of children being exposed to smoking in cars has declined, a sizeable minority of young people are still being exposed and adults continue to smoke in their cars when children are present."