RCPCH Response To Lords Vote On Smoking In Cars Amendment

RCPCH Response To Lords Vote On Smoking In Cars Amendment

RCPCH Response To Lords Vote On Smoking In Cars Amendment

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Commenting on the vote in the Lords in favour of banning smoking in cars when children are present, Professor Mitch Blair, Officer for Health Promotion at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said:

"Over 300,000 children in the UK a year go to their GP with illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia as a result of being exposed to cigarette smoke and 17,000 babies a year receive hospital treatment because of passive smoking. The smoke in a car can be up to 11 times more concentrated than in a smoky bar.

"That's why today's vote marks a significant step in reducing the burden of passive smoking on children - and is hugely welcome by all those who have long been campaigning for this legislation.

"In a recent survey, 80% of the public said they would support a ban on smoking in cars when children are present, and 86% of children agreed with the proposal. Education alone is simply note enough. We know from the example of seatbelts in cars, that it is the combination of legislation plus education that works most effectively."

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