Council wardens and Essex Police will carry out random inspections across the county to look for evidence of illicit cigarette use.
They will even hunt for cigarette butts in the ashtrays and smell the air inside the vehicles in order to clamp down on the outlawed practice.
Workers were banned from smoking in their company cars as part of the Health Act introduced in 2006.
The law made it illegal in all vehicles used primarily for business purposes by more than one person.
Anyone caught breaking the law faces a Â£50 fixed penalty fine or a possible court conviction, which carries a Â£200 fine.
read it all at telegraph.co.uk
Certainly is a nanny state.