Head of Communications, Kate Andrews, took part in a debate on whether or not the law banning smoking in cars with children present is justified or not. Kate disagrees with the law, arguing it’s a waste of police time and that the research it is based on is not completely sound. The debate aired on all 39 local BBC radio stations in England and the Channel Islands.
It isn’t the case that we should be saying that its completely fine for parents to smoke in front of their children, and with their children in any situation, what we’re asking is whether or not the police should be getting involved. Is this something so bad that its worth criminalising?
Listen to the full interview here. (Starts 01:12:52)