It's right to ban smoking in cars
Published 23/11/2011 | 08:00
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