Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “I would be in full support of a ban on smoking in cars with children. I was pleased to recently see MPs in Westminster voicing their support for such a law, so I hope the Assembly will also look to implement such a ban.
“There was near unanimous support in the Assembly for the introduction of plain cigarette packaging, so I would be hopeful that there would be similar support for a ban on smoking in cars with children.
“Smoking in a confined space such as a car will obviously pose a health risk to children.
“We must do more to protect the public’s health and to encourage people to give up smoking.”