Wales has voted in favour of a ban on smoking in cars carrying children. The action will come into force from this October
Wales has voted in favour of a ban on smoking in cars carrying children. The action will come into force from this October.
For years the British Lung Foundation has campaigned for smoking in cars to be noticed as an important health issue for children.
Joseph Carter, head of the British Lung Foundation in Wales, said: “Today’s vote marks a monumental triumph for children’s health in Wales. After years of campaigning on this issue, we are glad that common sense has prevailed and, that as of October 2015, children in Wales will no longer be subjected to toxic smoke in the small confines of a car.
“With almost half a million children being exposed to second-hand smoke in the family car every week in the UK, it is right that Wales is joining England in supporting such a ground-breaking public health measure. We now look to our neighbours in Scotland and Northern Ireland to offer their children this same protection.”