• A Bill to prohibit smoking in vehicles with children present was introduced to the Scottish Parliament in 2014 and received Royal Assent (was passed) in January 2016. It came into effect on 5 December 2016.


  • The Bill prohibits smoking by an adult in any private motor vehicle in the presence of a child, while that vehicle is in a public place. A child is considered to be anyone under the age of 18.


  • Individuals who break this law can be served a fixed penalty notice although the TMA expects that, similar to in England, there will be significant difficulties in enforcing this and few people will be fined.


  • You can read more about the Bill here.


  • The TMA’s response to Jim Hume MSP’s Private Members Bill can be found here