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UKHF welcomes new law to prohibit smoking in cars when children are present
Date12 February 2015
Year 2015
Yesterday MPs approved regulations that will make it illegal for anyone to smoke in a car when children are present. The measure will enter into force on 1 October 2015 and will help protect vulnerable children from the effects of tobacco smoke exposure, such as asthma attacks and other respiratory conditions. 
Paul Lincoln, chief executive of UK Health Forum said: “This is a victory for tobacco control and public health in the UK. Children are often at particular risk of exposure to adults’ cigarette smoke when travelling in cars and this measure will afford them an important degree of protection from avoidable harm.”
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