New report wants smoking banned in all cars

Will Powell

The government should ban smoking in cars completely, say doctors in a new report.

Recommendations from the Royal College of Physicians urge for an overhaul of the UK's anti-smoking measures to protect children against the dangers of passive smoking. The organisation says 300,000 extra children visit GPs each year with asthma as a result of exposure to cigarette smoke.

But the report wants adults to be banned from lighting up in cars completely, whether children are on board or not. The RCP believes that's the only way any law would be enforceable.