Levels of secondhand smoke in cars can be extremely high due to the restricted space in which the smoke is circulated. August 2018
Although children’s exposure to secondhand smoke in the UK has fallen, around 4 million people still smoke in the presence of children. Educational campaigns are needed to raise awareness of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke on children.
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Laws prohibiting smoking in vehicles carrying children have been adopted in 10 Canadian provinces/territories, 7 Australian states/territories, 6 U.S. states, as well as South Africa, Mauritius, Bahrain, and Puerto Rico. A briefing by the Canadian Cancer Society. 2014.international-overview-2014-02-03-vehicles-with-kids.pdf
All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health report on smoking in private vehicles – November 2011APPG-Inquiry-Vehicles-FINAL.pdf