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Car users in Wales are being urged not to smoke in vehicles carrying children

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 07 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e934
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

The Welsh Assembly has this week launched a campaign, “Fresh start Wales,” designed to protect children from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

The first minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, says that the Welsh government will consider pursuing a ban on smoking in cars carrying children if exposure to secondhand smoke in cars does not start to fall within the next three years. A survey of health behaviour in schoolchildren indicated that around 20% of 11-16 year …

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