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Poll: Should smoking be banned in private cars?

The Minister for Health has said he would consider banning smoking in private vehicles. How would you react?

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THE HEALTH MINISTER, James Reilly, has said he would consider extending the smoking ban – by banning smoking in cars carrying passengers under the age of 16.

In response to a parliamentary question, Reilly said people had a responsibility “for the welfare of children” and to ensure that they were not exposed to damaging second-hand smoke.

The original smoking ban, introduced in 2004, already applies to the likes of taxis and has been considered a global success – but some may consider a ban on smoking in a private vehicle as a move that impinges on private liberties.

So, today we want to know: would you favour a ban on smoking in private cars?

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