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Have your say: Smoking in cars

Have you seen people smoke in cars?

  • Gulf News
  • Published: 12:02 October 16, 2012
  • Gulf News

Smoking in the car
  • Image Credit: Sharath Mohandas/Gulf News Reader
  • Have you seen anyone smoking while driving? Have you noticed someone throwing cigarette butts on the road?

Should smoking inside cars be banned? Have you seen people smoking in cars with children travelling with them? What do you think of the issue?

What do you think can be done to curb this habit?

We would like to hear from you. Share your views by clicking on the ‘Post comment’ link below.
 

Comments (47)

  1. Added 14:25 March 28, 2013

    The best way to avoid this unhealthy habit or addiction is just to ban selling cigarettes throughout all shops in UAE. Its high time this action needs to be taken.

    anonymous, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 21:06 October 20, 2012

    People who do such things think they are on top of the world. They usually have this egoistic attitude while smoking, even after people give them disgusting looks. I feel smoking and driving is a distraction. The streering on one hand and the cigarette on the other is just pure nonsence. Such people should be fined for this.

    Rajeshwari N, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 22:35 October 16, 2012

    A couple of weeks back i saw a mother smoking away in her car, windows rolled up and her daughter (around 2yrs old) strapped in the back seat. This was whilst i was waiting to collect my daughter from her after-school-activity. I was Utterly dumbfounded to think of how the mother is slowly killing her daighter

    Meetu Farrell, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  4. Added 18:01 October 16, 2012

    Smoking inside the car should be banned. I had a bad experience, someone threw a cigarette from their car and it came inside my car and fell on the back seat while I was driving and the seat burnt. I didnt even know about it. when the smoke came out of my seat then only came to know about it. it has to be banned as soon as possible.

    shabu, sharjah, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 16:53 October 16, 2012

    I saw a guy driving down Discovery Gardens Boulevard with a cigarette in one hand and texting on his phone with the other hand while balancing the steering wheel. When he stopped it told him not to do it and he turned around and said tell the authorities to come catch me.

    Savio, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 16:35 October 16, 2012

    People who smoke in cars, be it alone or with family especially with children should be fined heavily. Smoking is Injurious to health and if they have no love for themself never mind, but they should atleast think about the people who are travelling with them. Also people have no manners, often when they drive they smoke and throw the buds which still has fire on them on the street. Its pretty dangerour for others who drive on them and can have serious treats to life (just incase if they have leaking petrol tank) you know what would the concequence be. I think govt should think about this and take a serious step, and help curb this dangerous habit. Thanks & Regards Lavina

    Lavina, Dubai, India

  7. Added 16:23 October 16, 2012

    Smoking cigarette inside the vehicles should be banned

    Abdul, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  8. Added 15:57 October 16, 2012

    Total ban is hard to implement. I've seen a lot of people smoking while driving. Smoking in cars are prohibited with passengers under the age of 18 (Tasmania) and under 16 (New South Wales). I think UAE can implement this as well.

    L.Hewitt, Dubai, Australia

  9. Added 15:36 October 16, 2012

    first of all HATE the smell of cigarette in the car, and it should be banned.

    naved Shahzad, dubai, United Arab Emirates

  10. Added 15:26 October 16, 2012

    People can smoke in the car but not throw bud and litter the ash. Some people tend to smoke especially when stuck bumper to bumper. Every driver should mind their own business and drive rather to look into other cars.

    Khalid, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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