Northern Ireland

  • The Northern Ireland Assembly is currently consulting on new regulations (known as Smoke-free (Private Vehicles) Regulations) to ban smoking in cars where children are present.


  • The regulations will allow the use of fixed penalty notices for offences in smoke-free private vehicles and name both the Police Service of Northern Ireland and district councils as enforcement agencies for these measures.


  • The consultation will close in March 2017 and can be found here.


  • The TMA will respond to this consultation expressing the view that this regulation is burdensome, unenforceable and poorly thought through and the full response will be available on this website when it is submitted.