Smoking in cars to be banned in England, attempt to protect children

Smoking in cars to be banned in England, attempt to protect children
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Smoking in cars carrying children will soon be banned in England under the new legislation that is expected to be passed next month. The new law will not just be applicable to parents, but to anyone driving with kids. The new changes in the law will be made under provisions in the Children and Family Act. The new law will apply to anyone who is caught smoking in a car carrying anyone below 18 years of age.

Smoking in cars carrying children will soon be banned in England under the new legislation that is expected to be passed next month.

The new law will not just be applicable to parents, but to anyone driving with kids. The new changes in the law will be made under provisions in the Children and Family Act. The new law will apply to anyone who is caught smoking in a car carrying anyone below 18 years of age.
After the bill gets passed, anyone breaking the law will be punished with a fine of 50 pounds; and if the case goes to court maximum fines could apply. Moreover, the driver who fails to stop passengers from smoking in a car with children on board will still face fine of 50 pounds.
"We want to protect children from the harms associated with second-hand smoke and the Government will proceed with the introduction of regulations to end smoking in private vehicles carrying children in England," said public health minister Jane Ellison.
British Members of Parliament will vote on this before election, and if passed, the change in law will come into effect from October 1, 2015.
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