I see that Nanny, in the form of Prof Steve Field (chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners), has decreed that parents who smoke near their children at home or in cars are committing a form of child abuse.
Errmm...no they are not!
Anne Milton, Nanny's Public Health Minister, said:
"There is clear evidence that the smokefree legislation is working very well and almost all enclosed workspaces and public places are free from second hand smoke.
Many families are now voluntarily making their homes smokefree, reducing children's exposure to secondhand smoke.
Public support for the smokefree law is high and continues to grow. Even a majority of smokers now support the law. Because of this, we see no reason to review it.
We will keep working on the evidence base for tobacco control and will say more about our plans in the public health white paper."
Hyperbollocks if ever I have read such!
There is no "clear evidence", "public support" is not "high" and as to what "working on the evidence base" actually means (here's a clue, "fiddling the figures to suit our biased opinions") I leave that for you to judge.
Politicians and doctors, who belong to a group of people known for higher than average alcohol/substance/fag abuse, should keep their noses out of our lives.
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