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Smoking in Cars - The Law

More than 80% of secondhand smoke is invisible and odourless, so no matter how careful you think you're being, your family still breathes in the harmful poisons. This puts them at risk of meningitis, cancer, bronchitis and pneumonia.

Children in car

There are over 4,000 chemicals in a cigarette.

That’s why the law has changed. It is now illegal to smoke in vehicles with someone under 18 present; both the driver and passenger could be fined £50.

With our help and support you can quit smoking or if you are anxious about quitting completely and would rather cut down first, try our ‘Cut Down 2 Quit’ programme.