If new amendments put forward yesterday are passed, starting July 1, this province will be banning smoking in cars when children under the age of 16 are present. The government is also aiming to ban designated smoking rooms in workplaces. Health Minister Jerome Kennedy says children who breathe in second-hand smoke are more likely to suffer health problems such as asthma, bronchitis and middle ear infections. Previous bans the province put in place years ago prevent smoking in bars, bingo halls, restaurants and other indoor public buildings.
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