Committee Updates June 2015

Smoking in cars

The Health and Medical Law sub-committee has also submitted Stage 1 written evidence on the Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill.  The committee supports the policy intention behind the bill but has pointed out the practical difficulties of enforcing the legislation, which would make it an offence to smoke in a vehicle in which there is a child and which is in a public place. It also highlighted the lack of complementary proposals focusing on education and prevention of smoking, as it is generally acknowledged that a combined approach is more effective in changing patterns of smoking behaviour and promoting tobacco control.

Read our written evidence.