Streaming issues? Report here
Richard Nwamba 702 Gradients Richard Nwamba 702 Gradients
This is Africa with Richard Nwamba
18:00 - 20:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Best of 702
See full line-up
This is Africa with Richard Nwamba
18:00 - 20:00
Home
arrow_forward

Court orders father to stop smoking in front of children

14 July 2017 10:23 AM
Tags:
No Smoking

A Pretoria father was ordered by the North Gauteng High Court to stop smoking in the presence of his children.

Although there is no law that stops people from smoking in their homes even in front of children, a Pretoria father was ordered by the North Gauteng High Court to stop smoking in the presence of his children.

This came after the mother of the children approached the court with this as it was a concern raised during their divorce settlement.

Executive Director at National Council Against Smoking, Savera Kalideen, says the courts should be commended for making that judgment because second hand smoking is extremely harmful.

Children are susceptible to harm especially their respiratory system... if they have asthma it gets aggravated.

Savera Kalideen, Executive Director at National Council Against Smoking

She says most parents would not smoke in the presence of their children but there are those who don't want to change their behaviour.

We do have a legislation that says you should not smoke in a car if there is a child under 12 with you.

Savera Kalideen, Executive Director at National Council Against Smoking

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Court orders father to stop smoking in front of children


14 July 2017 10:23 AM
Tags:
No Smoking