H/T JJ for this:
Ban on smoking in cars will be passed into law within weeks and come into force in October 2015
Health ministers are expected to unveil details of the new law in December
MPs backed the ban in a vote in February, giving government power to act
Supporters say new law is needed to protect children from passive smoking
But critics have condemned it as a ‘victory for the nanny state’
Smoke fumes in a car are 11 times more concentrated than in open space
In the small print:
The small print of the consultation paper suggested drivers who fail to stop passengers smoking in front of a child face fines of up to £10,000 – a much higher penalty than the maximum £800 fine for the passenger who lights up.
So we’re now supposed to police each other. The smoking ban was bad enough with landlords becoming unpaid law enforcers. This is much, much worse.
And according to Chris Snowdon:
In the least surprising news of the century, ASH wants smoking banned in cars whether children are there or not.
And they wonder why voters are deserting them for UKIP?