England bans smoking in cars with children.

Drivers in England will be banned from smoking in their cars if they are carrying children as passengers.

The move, which will become law on 1 October, follows a similar ban in Wales and aims to protect young people under 18 from second-hand smoke. Scotland is also considering introducing a ban.
Anyone found flouting the law in England could be fined £50.
The British Lung Foundation welcomed the ban as a victory, but smokers’ group Forest said it was unenforceable.
It will not apply to anyone driving alone or driving in a convertible car with the top down.

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