Aug 9, 2010
Parents who smoke in cars in front of small children are “committing a form of child abuse”, a leading GP has said.
Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, has condemned society’s attitudes to food, alcohol and cigarettes.
In a letter to the Observer newspaper, he said parents had to take more responsibility for their children’s health – and set a good example.
He said irresponsible behaviour led to high levels of disease and early death.