Car smoking is tip of iceberg

Surely, holding a door open for a member of either sex is just good manners?

LESLEY KEATING: Would you dare hold a door open for a woman?

Have your say

Last week, MPs backed calls for a ban on smoking in cars with children present.

I have mixed views on this.

On one hand I think it is stupid, disgusting and cruel to light up a cigarette in a car with children present, especially with the knowledge we have about the effects of cigarette smoke on our bodies.

But on the other hand it is a law brought in to stop a minority of silly people and if they are stupid enough to smoke in the car with their children present, then they will probably be smoking in their house with their child present.

So unless a law is brought in to ban smoking in our homes will it make much difference? Hopefully this new law will benefit young people who are subjected to second-hand smoke through no choice of their own.

But I think education is more important, to teach inconsiderate smokers that blowing their cancer-causing smoke in the vicinity of anyone else, adult or child, is simply not acceptable.