Smoking ban in England if you have kids in the car
Remember when we told you that you wouldn't be allowed to smoke in your car if you had children in it? Well, we weren't having you on as from 1st October, drivers will be banned from smoking if they've got children as passengers in their vehicle.
What constitutes a child? Anyone under 18 years old. So, potentially, they might already be chunging 20 Lamberts a day, but you won't be able to light up.
There's already a similar ban in Wales and Scotland are also thinking about following suit.
If you're found ignoring the rule, then you could be on the end of a £50 fine. If you're driving alone, the rules don't apply to you (although, you wouldn't bet against a ban on smoking in cars at all, coming into place). If you have a convertible and have the top down, you won't get fined either.
These new regulations were passed in the Commons with 342 MPs voted in favour, and 74 against.
Public Health Minister, Jane Ellison, said: "Three million children are exposed to second hand smoke in cars, putting their health at risk. We know that many of them feel embarrassed or frightened to ask adults to stop smoking which is why the regulations are an important step in protecting children from the harms of second hand smoke."