A smoking ban in public places is in place in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and will come into force in England on July 1. However, safety campaigners are now calling on the Government to ban people smoking while driving.
Those in favour of a ban say that smoking is a dangerous distraction, pointing to evidence in Australia that claimed that drivers who smoke are more likely to crash than those who don't.
People against the proposed ban say smoking is no more distracting than changing a CD or retuning the radio.
What do you think?
Have you had an accident while fumbling for your ciggies or trying to light up? Is smoking just as distracting as being on a mobile phone? Or is this just another law impinging our freedom? We'd like to hear from you.
Click on one of the e-mail links below, stating why you are in favour or against a smoking ban while driving, and tell us your experiences of smoking and driving.
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