Have your say: Smoking in cars

Have you seen people smoke in cars?

Smoking in the car
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Have you seen anyone smoking while driving? Have you noticed someone throwing cigarette butts on the road?
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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.


  • anonymous

    Mar 28, 2013 2:25

    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.

  • Rajeshwari N

    Oct 20, 2012 9:06

    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 purenonsence. Such people should be fined for this.

  • Meetu Farrell

    Oct 16, 2012 10:35

    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

  • shabu

    Oct 16, 2012 6:01

    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.

  • Savio

    Oct 16, 2012 4:53

    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.

  • Lavina

    Oct 16, 2012 4:35

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

  • Abdul

    Oct 16, 2012 4:23

    Smoking cigarette inside the vehicles should be banned

  • L.Hewitt

    Oct 16, 2012 3:57

    Total ban is hard to implement. I've seen a lot of people smoking whiledriving. Smoking in cars are prohibited with passengers under the age of18 (Tasmania) and under 16 (New South Wales). I think UAE can implementthis as well.

  • naved Shahzad

    Oct 16, 2012 3:36

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

  • Khalid

    Oct 16, 2012 3:26

    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.

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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.


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