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The government will lay regulations to end smoking in private vehicles carrying children.
This report provides an overview of the 201 responses received and a summary of the main themes that emerged in response to the specific questions asked in the consultation document. It also sets out how we will amend the draft regulations to reflect the information gathered during the consultation.
Subject to parliamentary approval, we anticipate the new regulations will come into force on 1 October 2015.
The Children and Families Act 2014 gave the Secretary of State for Health the power to legislate against smoking in vehicles to protect children’s health.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek views on draft regulations that would prohibit smoking in private vehicles carrying children. The draft regulations explain how the ban would work in practice.
Alongside the consultation, we have also published an Impact Assessment and Equality Analysis.