The smoking ban should be extended to the home and private cars to protect children from second-hand smoke, says Wales\’ top doctor Chief Medical Officer for Wales Dr Tony Jewell.
Leave aside the civil liberties, health nazis and all that stuff and consider what this highly respected (*cough*) medic is actually proposing.
When the WHO did a huge report on the effects of smoking, active and passive alike, a decade or so ago, they found only one statistically significant effect of passive smoking upon children.
That being exposed to passive smoke in the home reduced their chances of getting lung cancer in the future.
So the suggestion from this highly respected (*cough*) medic is that we should ban smoking in the home so as to kill more kiddies.