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British lawmakers back car smoking ban

Published on Feb 11, 2014 6:32 AM
 

LONDON (AFP) - British members of parliament voted overwhelmingly on Monday in support of a ban on smoking in cars carrying children.

Lawmakers in the House of Commons, the lower house of parliament, voted in favour of a ban by 376 to 107.

It is now up to Prime Minister David Cameron's government to decide whether to actually bring a ban into effect.

Opponents of the measure had argued that legislation on the issue was not needed, and infringed people's freedoms.

 
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