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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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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

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