Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies
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England car smoking ban: 'We need to protect our children'

Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England from next October, with drivers facing £50 fines.

The move follows a similar ban in Wales, and aims to protect young people under 18 from second-hand smoke. Scotland is also considering a ban.

Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, says 800 children a day are taken to see the doctor because of second-hand smoking.

Update 13 March 2015: This video has been edited to remove a reference by Dame Sally Davies to the possible effects of butterscotch flavouring used in e-cigarettes.

  • 11 Feb 2015
  • From the section Health
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