Health campaigners in Lincoln have backed calls for smoking to be banned in cars.
Smokefree Lincs is now working with Lincolnshire County Council to help discourage people from smoking cigarettes in cars.
A report by The British Medical Association shows that smoking in vehicles is 23 times more dangerous than smoking in a pub or bar.
Lighting up in clubs, pubs and restaurants was banned in the UK in 2007.
Doctors nationwide say that second-hand smoke inhalation in enclosed spaces is harmful to the health of non-smokers.
They’re demanding new laws which means that you could be fined for smoking in your car.
However, Rosaline Watson, a co-ordinator from Smokefree Lincs says educating people about the dangers will be more effective than forcing people not to smoke:
“If we go in heavy-handed and say ‘you shouldn’t be doing that’ then quite rightly they’re going to be opposed to it.
You’ve got to give them the information, give them the evidence, and then they can make their own minds up.”
The group says that the public needs to understand the dangers of the chemicals in cigarettes and that the risk is higher in enclosed spaces such as cars.