Court orders father to stop smoking in front of 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

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