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Welsh assembly government will not ban smoking in cars this term

Wed 7th December, 2011

Legislation to stop people from smoking in cars carrying children will not be introduced during this assembly term, the Welsh government has decided. 

But Health Minister Lesley Griffiths confirmed a campaign will run about the effects of second-hand smoke in cars.

Ms Griffiths rejected calls from Plaid Cymru to bring in rules sooner to make smoking in cars carrying children illegal.

But the minister said the Welsh government will launch a three-year education campaign about the effects of second-hand smoke in cars.

Ms Griffiths said the government will "consider bringing forward legislation," if evidence shows the campaign fails to achieve a significant reduction in exposure to second-hand smoke.

Source: BBC News (7 December 2011)

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