Second Hand Smoke

MPs Vote In Favour Of Banning Smoking In Cars With Children Passengers

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK

Parliament has opened the door for legislation that would prevent children from being exposed to second-hand smoke in cars following a vote in the Com...

The Top Ten Myths About the Ban on Smoking in Cars Carrying Children

Dr Penny Woods | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Penny Woods

"A ban would be the nanny state going too far"? People once described the law against drink-driving as an example of the nanny state going too far, telling people what they could or couldn't do in their own car. Yet most now accept it as sensible. Other than being about protecting children within the car rather than pedestrians and other drivers outside, this law would be exactly the same. And given the number of children it affects, the benefits for the nation's health could be equally if not more dramatic.

Why Is Smoking Behind the Wheel Still Legal?

Nash Riggins | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

On Tuesday, Scottish MSP Jim Hume launched a proposal that aims to see smoking banned in all Scottish vehicles where children are present - and while the policy is undeniably a step in the right direction, it also completely lacks ambition.

Modern Parenting: Further Risks Highlighted By Smoking During Pregnancy

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Smoking when pregnant can triple the risk of a child succumbing to a major cause of meningitis, research has shown. Inhaling tobacco smoke in the h...

Government Anti-Smoking Advertising Campaign

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The Government has launched an advertising campaign on the "hidden dangers" of second-hand smoke to young children. New TV and radio adverts in Eng...

Smoking Ban in Cars: How Dare the BMA Dictate How We Live Our Lives?

Simon Clark | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Clark

International studies show that, in the overall scheme of things, smoking is a very minor distraction compared to fellow passengers, unruly children, changing a CD or retuning the radio. Perhaps we should ban them too, just in case.