Sup­port for ban on smok­ing in ve­hi­cles with chil­dren

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The To­bacco In­dus­try Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil (TIAC) said that smok­ing in cars with mi­nors cre­ates dan­gers that need to be ad­dressed. In this con­text, the re­ported ini­tia­tive by the Min­istry of Health, to es­tab­lish a ban on smok­ing in ve­hi­cles where chil­dren are present, is fully sup­ported by the Coun­cil.

In a state­ment, the To­bacco In­dus­try Ad­vi­sory Coun­cil said it be­lieves that an on­go­ing co­op­er­a­tion with the ap­pro­pri­ate health au­thor­i­ties can en­sure an or­derly man­age­ment of the mar­ket.

The Coun­cil is in full agree­ment with the Gov­ern­ment’s Youth Smok­ing Pre­ven­tion pro­grammes, as these re­flect the over-rid­ing be­lief that the choice of whether to smoke or not is one to be made by adults freely and with­out im­po­si­tion.

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