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Smoking in cars with children: "education better than big stick"

Wed 25th March, 2015

The Scottish Government is to back a bill banning smoking in cars with children.

The move was criticised by Forest whose director Simon Clark said:

"This is legislation for legislation's sake.

"Smoking in cars carrying children is inconsiderate. The overwhelming majority of smokers know that and don't do it.

"The very small number that do will carry on regardless because the law will be difficult if not impossible to enforce.

"Education has to be better than legislation but the government prefers gesture politics and the big stick."

See: Scottish government to back child car smoking ban (BBC News)

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