Smoking in cars carrying children will be banned
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Smoking car 'almost as harmful as smoking indoors'

Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.

The regulations laid before Parliament propose banning smoking in cars containing under 18s.

MPs will vote on the plans before the election, and if they are passed the change in law will come into force on 1 October 2015.

Dr Hilary Wareing, director of the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre, says smoking in cars is almost as harmful for children as smoking indoors.

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