Finland may ban smoking in cars carrying children..

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September 21, 2009 - Finnish regional daily Etelä-Suomen Sanomat quoted its sources as saying Tuesday, September 15th that the government would propose banning smoking in cars carrying children, adding a bill would be handed to Parliament within a fortnight [14 days].

The paper added that the ban was part of a range of proposed amendments to the Act on Measures to Restrict Tobacco Smoking.

Etelä-Suomen Sanomat reported that the ban would not be enforced by fines as these would clash with privacy legislation. Ismo Tuominen, a civil servant at the health and social affairs ministry, was quoted as saying by the paper that the impact of the proposed law would be chiefly moral.

Reference: Finland to ban smoking in cars carrying children, but no fines, Helsinki Times, 9/15/2009.

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