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Doctors urge ban on smoking in cars

Smoking in all cars across the UK should be banned to protect people from second-hand smoke, doctors say.

The British Medical Association has made the call following research that shows the level of toxins in a car can be up to 23 times higher than in a smoky bar.

Opponents say the ban, which would be in effect even if the driver is alone in the vehicle, would be a step too far and difficult to enforce.

Jane Hughes reports.

  • 16 Nov 2011
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