Prohibiting smoking in motor vehicles carrying children under 18 years of age

The Government has made a decision to amend the Smoke-free Environments Act 1990 to prohibit smoking in vehicles carrying children under the age of 18. All details are included in the Cabinet Paper.

This will reduce children’s exposure to second-hand smoke in the motor vehicles they travel in and is expected to protect children from the risk of serious medical conditions associated with exposure to tobacco smoke.

A call for public submissions will be made soon.

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