With a ban on smoking in cars carrying children coming into force on Thursday (1 October), Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Health Helyn Clack said: “This is great news and I have no doubt it will make a big difference to the health of future generations.
“Passive smoking is a danger anywhere but the risks are heightened in a confined space and this new law is about protecting people from a habit that ruins far too many lives – in Surrey alone more than 1,400 people a year die from medical conditions related to cigarettes.
“Giving up at any age improves quality of life and saves people and the country money – smoking costs Surrey’s health services more than £30 million every year and businesses tens of millions more – but the best option is not lighting up in the first place.”
Further details about the ban designed to protect…
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