There is now strong evidence that smoking in vehicles exposes non-smokers to high levels of second hand smoke which is known to be damaging to heath, the BMA said.
Because of the small enclosed space inside a car, smoking creates 23 times more toxins than found in a smoky bar, it was claimed.
This is simply flat out lying by these puritanical bastards.
Dr Vivienne Nathanson, the BMA’s Director of Professional Activities, said: “Every year in England there are over 80,000 deaths that are caused by smoking. This figure increases to a shocking six million worldwide.
“But behind the stark statistics, doctors see the individual cases of ill health and premature death caused by smoking and second-hand smoke. For this reason, doctors are committed to reducing the harm caused by tobacco.
There is not a single doctor in the country who has observed, identifiably, the effects of second hand smoke.
Direct smoking, sure. Passive or second hand? The actual numbers and harms are too trivial to be seen in anything other than the most sensitive of population statistics: and there are arguments even there.
We are calling on UK governments to take the bold and courageous step of banning smoking in private vehicles.
Note that they\’re not even calling for a ban when others are present, just a flat out ban on people being allowed to smoke while sitting in their own property.
The actual truth of the matter is here:
The chances are they will claim that a cigarette smoked in a car exposes passengers to either 23 or 27 times more secondhand smoke than they would get from a whole night in a smoky bar. Both of these statistics are obviously absurd. The \”23 times\” canard comes from an unpublished, non-peer-reviewed study presented at a conference nine years ago. It was heavily rigged towards getting the \”right\” result and finally concluded…
The calculated exposure for a five hour automobile trip with the windows closed/ventilation off and with a smoking rate of 2 cigarettes per hour is 25 times higher than the same exposure scenario in a residence.
We\’ve really got to start hanging these lying bastards right now.