Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 23 October 2014

It's right to ban smoking in cars

There has been the predictable citing of 'civil liberty' by those opposed to a ban on smoking in cars. 'It's a private space,' they cry.

We happily accept the legal obligation to wear a seatbelt while driving, a public health measure which has saved thousands of lives since it was introduced in 1983. What is the role of government if not to protect its citizens?

DR DOMINIC HORNE

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