An anti tobacco charity today urged parents in Lancashire parents to protect their children from smoky cars.
Tobacco Free Futures is calling for legislation to protect children from secondhand smoke in cars.
County Coun Azhar Ali, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said “Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, 60 of which we know cause cancer.
“When children breathe in second-hand smoke, it can lead to health complications such as bronchitis, asthma and reduced lung function.
“We want to highlight this issue with parents in our communities and give local people a chance to have their say.”
Andrea Crossfield, chief executive of Tobacco Free Futures said: “Secondhand smoke in cars can be up to 11 times the levels you would find in a smoky room.”