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United Kingdom agrees to ban smoking in cars when children are present (World Bulletin, Shields Gazette)

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United Kingdom lawmakers voted to give power to the ministers to bring a law forward by May 2015 (prior to elections), that will ban smoking in cars when children are present. The vote was approved by 376-107 in the House of Commons. The result gives Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, the authority to make it illegal to light up in a vehicle if a child is present, but it does not compel him to bring in the legislation. Read the World Bulletin and the Shields Gazette.

Read GASP’s white paper about banning smoking in vehicles with children present.