UK bans smoking in cars carrying children

UK bans smoking in cars carrying children

The act of smoking in cars with children will be banned in the UK. One proposal, which was approved, provides that smokers are penalized with fines if they are caught smoking inside the vehicle.

The idea, approved by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, has been discussed by the government, which eventually adopt the measure. "This is a great victory for children's health, which will benefit hundreds of thousands of young people," said Luciana Berger, Minister of Health of the United Kingdom.

With 306 votes in favor and 107 against, the measure met stiff resistance from people who said they were against the Civil Liberties Act to prohibit people from smoking in their own cars. Currently, Australia, Canada and some places in the United States already practice this action.

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