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Law Banning Smoking In Cars Transporting Children To Be Changed Next Month

We reported in February that MPs had backed a law to stop adults smoking when children are in the car. And its now emerged that the law will be passed in December and come into effect next year.

The legislation is thought to be passed next month and will apply to any adults in a car with a child – not just parents.

The ban was first decided in February, when both Conservatives and Liberal Democrats voted to make smoking in cars with children illegal. The parties decided that those who did light up would be fined £60 or have points added to their licence.

The move was approved with a huge show of cabinet support with the final count being 376 to 107

READ: MPS BACK BAN ON SMOKING WHEN CHILDREN ARE IN THE CAR

The move was approved with a huge show of cabinet support with the final count being 376 to 107.

The Sunday Times reports that the ban will come into effect in just under a year’s time – in October 2015. The new law is thought to suggest that drivers who don’t stop other passengers smoking in cars carrying children could face fines of up to £10,000.

READ: UPDATE! SHOULD SMOKING WITH A BABY IN THE CAR BE BANNED?

If caught, the fine for an adult caught smoking in a car transporting an under-18 year old could reach £800.

The final details haven’t yet been confirmed and are expecting to be announced shortly.

Are you pleased the smoking ban is going ahead? Let us know in the comments box below. 

 
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