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Smoking in car 'could damage sales potential and health'

Posted by Linda Davidson

Drivers who own equipment and accessories for your caravan such as Waeco refrigeration units may see a new ban imposed on smoking in cars as one medical organisation urges the government to consider plans.

Following the ban on smoking in public places in 2007, the British Medical Association has suggested that this be extended to include vehicles.

The body stated that in-car smoking poses a risk to the health of the smoker and those also in the car, including young children.

British Car Auctions has backed the bid and said selling a car that has been affected by years of smoke could be difficult.

Tim Naylor, PR manager for the organisation, said: "This is an incredibly important health issue. But if drivers aren't motivated by the health of their passengers, perhaps they will be by the diminishing health of their finances."

He added a car that has odours of tobacco in the interior will be a difficult sale to make and that the owners will suffer losses from what they originally paid for the vehicle when they come to sell it.