Britain to ban smoking in cars carrying children

Feb 12, 2014, 5:00 AM EST
A woman smokes a cigarette on January 17, 2014 in Times Square in New York City. A new report from the Surgeon General shows the that list of negative side effects and diseases caused by cigarettes continues to grow, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and erectile dysfunction.
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Smoking will soon be banned in cars carrying children in Britain, the government said on Tuesday, under new laws aimed at reducing the effects of passive smoking on young people. The move comes after lobbying from health campaigners and the opposition Labour party, who cited research showing that smoking in cars exposed children to more concentrated smoke and caused health problems. The government confirmed it would seek to implement a ban before an election in May next year, after lawmakers voted on Monday to give ministers the power to bring in the measure.
Background:
Britain to ban smoking in cars carrying children [Reuters]
Experts predict the end of cigarette smoking [NDTV]

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