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Smoking in cars with children 09/12/2016 A new law which makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying anyone under 18 is now in force. Anyone caught breaking the law will be committing an offence carrying a fine of up to £1,000.

Smoking in cars with children

A new law which makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle carrying anyone under 18 came into force earlier this week. Anyone caught breaking the law will be committing an offence carrying a fine of up to £1,000.

The legislation was passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament last year. It was introduced to give extra protection for children and young people from the harm caused by second-hand smoke.

Second-hand smoke can cause serious conditions such as bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma, and children are more at risk than adults because they have smaller lungs and breathe more quickly.

Latest research highlights that the toxic particles in second hand smoke can reach harmful concentrations within a minute of lighting a cigarette in a car. Studies have also shown the average toxic particle levels breathed in during a smoking car journey are more than 10 times higher than the average levels which can be found in the air.

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