SMOKEFREE South-West has welcomed the announcement of a consultation on new regulations to make it illegal to smoke in cars with children inside.

According to a YouGov poll conducted in March for the charity ASH and Smokefree South-West, people in the region overwhelmingly support the proposed ban.

The large majority of adults (77% ) say they agreed that smoking should be banned in cars carrying children younger than 18.

The same poll confirmed that 94% of adults in the South-West agreed that inhaling second-hand smoke increased the risk to children’s health.