On 9 March 2011, the Government published a new Tobacco Control Plan for England, which draws attention to the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, both in the home and in family cars. The plan sets out various actions the Government will be taking to encourage smokers to protect others from second-hand smoke in homes and private vehicles, especially where children are present. Rather than extending the smoke-free legislation, we want people to recognise the dangers of second-hand smoke and then take voluntary action to make their homes and cars smoke-free.
Alongside the Tobacco Control Plan was published The Impact of Smokefree Legislation in England: Evidence Review by Professor Linda Bauld. We have carefully considered this peer-reviewed research evidence, which has informed the development of the policies in the Tobacco Control Plan.
Copies of both publications have already been placed in the Library.