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Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Act 2016

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3.The Act prohibits smoking by an adult in any private vehicle in the presence of a child, while that vehicle is in a public place. There is an exception to the prohibition which takes account of members of the Travelling community and holiday-makers who use their vehicles as permanent or temporary homes. Breach of the prohibition is made a criminal offence. A fixed penalty notice regime is provided as an alternative means of enforcement.

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Text created by the Scottish Government to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills.


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