Monday 5 December 2016

Smoking ban needed where sense has failed

Published 18/12/2015 | 02:30

A recent survey indicated that almost one in five children are exposed to smoke in cars
A recent survey indicated that almost one in five children are exposed to smoke in cars

There was something of a synchronicity attached to the fact that the ban on smoking in cars with children was launched on the same day that a report reveals that most cancers are caused by external factors.

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A recent survey indicated that almost one in five children are exposed to smoke in cars.

Minister for Children James Reilly hopes the ban will herald a culture change. As oncologist Professor John Crown said, the new regulations were not really about sanctioning and fining people.

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