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Smoking in cars occupied by children now illegal

Wed, 30 Mar 2016


It's now illegal to smoke in a car carrying children under the age of 16.

From today, drivers and passengers found committing the offence on the Isle of Man will face a £50 fine or up to a maximum fine of £5,000.

New research concludes that winding down a window, using the car fan or turning up the air-conditioning won't prevent the after effects of passive-smoking.

Eight years ago, workplaces and work vehicles became smokefree - Anita Imberger is the Island's tobacco lead, she says the ban will solve a widespread problem:  

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