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Governments move to ban smoking, eating while driving

Pressure to ban smoking behind the wheel is gaining momentum worldwide, according to Australia's Wheels magazine. In Scotland, the on-the-spot fine for smoking while driving will soon be the same as if you're caught talking on a cellphone. Brazil's already banned smoking in cars, Germany's pushing to do the same. In Australia, pressure is mounting for politicians to weigh in with a similar smoking ban, together with bans on eating, drinking and other driving distractions. Researchers claim smokers are twice as likely to be involved in crashes as non-smokers.