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  • "Company cars, wondering if parents realise what their children are being subjected to....

    First off, Company vehicles are not the same as a private vehicles and laws regarding one cannot apply to another, the same as people who 'work' in your homje therfore a place of work, rubbish! - If you work in a hazardous environment, then it's your employers resposibility to give you adequate protection, like, oh, I dunno, a facemask! - Not deman the public who own their own home cannot do as they please in their OWN home, this also applies to private vehicles ... Or.. should do!

    As for parenting, if you are that concearned about your childs health surely you wouldn't allow them to be travelling in the first place with a smoker, parents obviously know each other and if they smoke, or what sort of parents would they be letting their kids in a strangers cars ?

    How much will this cost to impliment? - As a taxpayer I would rather see my money going to something worthwhile, like EDUCATION, HEALTH SERVICES, not on something that is a pointless exercise in control.

    Pointless ? - Yes pointless, kids are still going to breath in smoke elsewhere where their parents are, like at home, why not just ban people from smoking in their own homes too ? - Absolutely pointless and a complete waste of money, especially in light of UK government cuts to Wales!"
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Wales set for ban on smoking in cars with children

Wales set for ban on smoking in cars with children

Wales set for ban on smoking in cars with children

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A BAN on people smoking in cars with children will be introduced in Wales it was revealed today.

The move, which would make smoking in private vehicles when children are present illegal, was announced today by First Minister Carwyn Jones and Health Minister Mark Drakeford.

A spokesman for the Welsh Government said the ban aims to protect children from the "avoidable harms" associated with passive smoking, which can lead to a range of chronic diseases.

He added: "Children are particularly at risk from exposure to second-hand smoke, in the confined spaces of a vehicle where they cannot escape from the noxious chemicals in tobacco smoke."

Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones said: “In 2012, we launched the Fresh Start Wales campaign to promote smoke-free cars carrying children and raise awareness to parents and others the risk their smoking poses to the health of children.

We made clear throughout that campaign we would consider the possibility of legislation when evidence of prevalence of smoking in cars carrying children in Wales is available in the summer of 2014.

Health Minister Professor Mark Drakeford said: “The research findings clearly show there is public support for not allowing smoking in cars when carrying children and that this support - and awareness of the dangers of second-hand smoke - have increased over the last three years.

He added the government will now consult on these proposals and "I urge people to have their say.”

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