Wednesday 26 October 2016

Welsh to vote on car smoking ban

A vote on banning smoking in cars where children are present is to take place in the Welsh Assembly today.

If passed, the new law would come into effect in four months' time and make it illegal for anyone to light up a cigarette in a vehicle carrying someone under the age 18.

Welsh Government officials say the police will enforce the regulations "in conjunction with their wider road safety duties" and breaking them could result in a £50 (€70) fine or even a court appearance.

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