Smoking ban needed where sense has failed
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.
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.