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calendar   Saturday - December 29, 2007

ARE WE ANY BETTER WITH THIS?  DON’T THINK SO.

I know there are companies that do this in USA and have done as far back as 20 yrs ago.  What I think I know doesn’t count, but I always thought it was a gross invasion of a person’s private space.  Good grief Charlie Brown.  Yer own freekin car?  Damn nannies watching over us.
What next?

Smoking in cars used for work to be banned
By David Millward, Transport Editor
Last Updated: 2:55am GMT 29/12/2007

Motorists could be banned from smoking behind the wheel of their own cars while driving them as part of their job, it has emerged.

Around five million people use their own cars for work but the current law covering smoking in such vehicles is complex.

Cigarettes are banned in company cars when passengers are carried, which means taxi drivers cannot smoke. However, sales representatives still can light up if they are the only person using the vehicle.

There is greater confusion when it comes to private cars. Smoking is banned if the vehicle is mainly used for work - but not if it is mainly private.

How the boundary between personal and business use is defined is unclear, so the Government is considering closing this loophole, which can leave some non-smokers exposed to cigarette fumes, despite the ban on smoking in the workplace.

A review of the smoking ban legislation is set for 2010 when ministers will consider whether the law should be tightened.

Health campaigners believe a complete ban when a car is used for work would make the law clearer and provide protection for non-smokers.

Action on Smoking and Health welcomed the idea. “There is an acceptance that passive smoking is harmful,” said Amanda Sandford, ASH’s spokesman.

“The vast majority of smokers would not want to inflict their tobacco on others against their will.

“Further restrictions would be welcome and we would like it to be extended to children when they are passengers.”

The review will be carried out against a hardening of Whitehall’s attitude towards smoking at the wheel, which was deemed a distraction in the updated Highway Code.

This means smokers could be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention.

Prof Richard West, the Government’s leading smoking adviser, has called for a complete ban on smoking at the wheel.

He said: “It may seem draconian but the Government should legislate.”
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