Should smoking in a car in front of children be illegal?

Smoking in cars is to be outlawed

Smoking in cars is to be outlawed

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The public is being asked for views on regulations making it an offence, punishable with a fixed penalty of up to £50, to smoke in private vehicles where people 16 or under are present.

The regulations – brought under the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2006 – will go before Tynwald in February.

The measures are aimed at protecting young people from the effects of second-hand smoke.

Hard copies can be obtained from the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

Responses should be sent to Ian Mansell, Environment, Safety and Health Directorate, Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, Thie Slieau Whallian, Foxdale Road, St John’s IM4 3AS.

The deadline is January 15.

The Department of Health and Social Care has already consulted the public over the principles behind reducing young people’s exposure to tobacco smoke.

The 2006 Act requires further consultation over specific regulations.

The consultation can be found at

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