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Can I smoke e-cigs in a car? Everything you need to know about the smoking ban in cars


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Can I smoke e-cigs in a car? Everything you need to know about the smoking ban in cars

The ban on smoking in cars with children in England and Wales came into effect on October 1, 2015. Since then, if you smoke in a car with anyone under the age of 18 present, both you and the driver could be fined £50.

In fact, police and enforcement agencies can issue you with a warning, a £50 fixed penalty notice or they can also refer the offence to a court.

The law applies to every driver in England and Wales, including those aged 17 and those driving with a provisional driving license. If you are 17 and smoking alone in a car, however, although you are still legally a ‘child’, you will not be fined. Also, if you are driving a convertible car with the roof completely down, the law does not apply.

What is an e-Cig?

Engineers developed e-cigarettes several years ago to provide tobacco users with a smoke-free version of nicotine.

An electronic cigarette (e-cig or e-cigarette), personal vaporizer (PV) or electronic nicotine delivery system is a battery-powered vaporizer which simulates the process of smoking, but without burning any tobacco. When you smoke an e-cig it is called 'vaping'.

E-cigarettes are no longer niche products. Vaping product sales in 2014 were projected to hit approximately $1.7 billion in revenue.

Does the new smoking in cars law apply to e-Cigs?

So far, evidence suggests that e-cigarettes may be safer than regular cigarette because the greatest danger from tobacco is the smoke and e-cigarettes don not burn.

Tests show the levels of dangerous chemicals they give off are a fraction of what you would get from a real cigarette. But what is in them can vary and research is on-going as to their safety.

In the meantime, the new rules currently do not apply if you or someone in the car is smoking with an electronic cigarette (vaping) as actress and model Helen Flanagan is doing in the image above.

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