Scotland prohibits smoking with kids in the car
In Scotland Monday, a law came into force which prohibits to smoke in the car if there are children under eighteen years of age ride.
The BBC reports that the law seeks to protect children from second-hand smoke. The law was adopted unanimously by the Scottish parliament. The fines for violators can be up to a thousand pounds (about 1,200 euros). Opponents describe the law as symboolpolitiek.
A similar law was in England and Wales introduced in 2015. The enforcement of the law appears, however, difficult.
According to Sheila Duffy of Ash Scotland, an advocacy group against smoking, the law has been “a clear signal that children in a non-smoking environment, should grow up”.