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MPs push for ban on smoking in cars with children

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 27 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d4039
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

MPs have added their voices to a growing movement to ban adults smoking in cars with children in them.

The Labour MP Alex Cunningham’s 10 minute rule bill urging ministers to implement a ban on smoking in cars won the backing of 77 other MPs and is due to be debated for a second time in November.

Mr Cunningham’s Stockton North constituency is 15th in the British Lung Foundation’s ranking of areas where children are most likely to be exposed to cigarette smoke.

Speaking in the House of Commons he said, “The science is clear. Experts say that children are particularly vulnerable to passive smoke, as they …

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