Smoke ban in cars is welcomed

NDET 25-9-12 MC 18'Smoking cigarette butts

NDET 25-9-12 MC 18'Smoking cigarette butts

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Blackpool’s Stop Smoking service has welcomed moves to ban smoking in cars when children are present.

The regulations have been passed and will come in to force in October. It means that anyone found smoking in a car when a child is a passenger can be prosecuted.

Carol Bramhall, Blackpool’s Stop Smoking Service co-ordinator, said: “This is brilliant news and means that legislation will come into force from October 1 to protect children from smoky cars.”

Anne Needham, paediatric outreach manager for Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of second hand smoke exposure, which has been linked to an increased risk of a range of illnesses as well as the ones more commonly associated with smoking which can be fatal.”