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Lighting up in a car with a child? Well, you might face fines in England and Wales. Recently they banned smoking in cars with kids. The law applies even if the vehicle's windows or a sunroof are open, so you can’t use the cracked window excuse.
Since the ban of smoking in the workplace, this is the first anti-smoking enforcement in these countries.
"Today is truly a cause for celebration for all those who care about protecting the health of generations to come,” said Penny Woods, chief of the British Lung Foundation.

Kids don’t know what is good/bad for them.

Kids don’t know how to speak out and protect their own health.

Secondhand smoke is a reality, and if you have an adult who can’t put off smoking with a child around, then someone should step in. And in Wales and England, this is the reality.

Do you think this policy will help future generations health?

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Yeah, @InPlainSight that was the one criticism they got. I wonder if just having that law will stop people enough that they don’t need to enforce it much. who knows!
yeah @alywoah, some of the people that initiated this law had family members that smoked so it was a reason why they were passionate about getting it enacted. and I think that’s the reponsible way @robertmarsh. I have friends that smoke and make sure to only do it when they are not around others.
I think so too @Renderella06! I think the U.S. could do a lot more to protect children. Maybe you could start a petition ;)
@nicolejb, I try to be considerate of nonsmokers around me and pay attention to things like wind and how crowded is the area or are children around
I really appreciate that, and I think all smokers should have that attitude. @RobertMarsh thank you :)