Mitch Harris: 'Virtue-signalling wowsers want smoking in cars banned'

Night Talk 06/11/2018
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Night Talk: Mitch Harris opening comments, Tuesday 6th November 2018.

Tonight: Do we really need a law telling us smoking near kids is not OK? How would a ban on smoking in cars be enforced? If it's a silly habit, wouldn't it be a silly law?

Texting while driving is still rife, despite a law being enforced to counter that. So would a law really stop anyone smoking in their car?

Public health campaigners have laid down the challenge to Jacinda Ardern - protect our children from smoking in cars.

Figures suggest almost one in five kids are exposed to second-hand smoke in cars every week, an estimated 100,000 kids.

A leading public health professional says a law change is needed to bring us into line with the UK, Australia and the United States.

Appearing on the AM Show on Tuesday, Otago University Professor Richard Edwards said he's frustrated by the lack of action from our MPs and laid down the challenge to the Prime Minister.

"You can do something really tangible to improve the health and future well-being of children," he told The AM Show host Duncan Garner.

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