Tobacco Council supports ban on smoking in vehicles with children

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The Tobacco Industry Advisory Council (TIAC) believes that smoking in cars with minors

creates dangers that need to be addressed. In this context, the reported initiative by the

Ministry of Health, to establish a ban on smoking in vehicles where children are present, is

fully supported by the Council.

The Tobacco Industry Advistory Council believes that an ongoing cooperation with the

appropriate health authorities can ensure an orderly management of the market.

The Council is in full agreement with the Government’s Youth Smoking Prevention

programmes, as these reflect the over-riding belief that the choice of whether to smoke or not is one to be made by adults freely and without imposition.

The Tobacco Industry Advisory Council is a grouping of the main players in the tobacco

industry in Malta. Established  in 1990, it has sought consistently to give a fair and balanced view of the industry’s position on tobacco and related issues. TIAC believes that an ongoing cooperation with appropriate health and other authorities ensures an orderly management of the market in the interests of all stakeholders. Its members include British American Tobacco (Malta) Limited, a member of the British American Tobacco (BAT) Group, with brands sold in over 180 countries.