Council backs car smoking ban legislation

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Nottinghamshire County Council has welcomed the proposed amendment to the Children and Families Bill which would make it an offence for a driver to smoke in a car with children in the back.

Councillor Joyce Bosnjak, chair of the Nottinghamshire health and wellbeing board said: “While I am sure that most parents already take a common sense approach not to smoke when they are in the car with children, enshrining the principle in legislation will help protect the health of the children of the few who chose not to.

“The dangers of second hand smoke are well known, but it’s worth reiterating the additional risk of being in a small enclosed space like a car – just winding down the window isn’t enough.

 

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