Smoking ban for cars carrying children

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Smoking could soon be banned in cars where children are passengers following a vote in the House of Commons by MPs last night.

The amendment to the Children and Families Bill was passed by 376 votes to 107.

It will empower ministers to make it a criminal offence for drivers to fail to prevent smoking in their privately owned vehicles when children are present, but they are not compelled to do so.

 

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