Anorak | Just So You Know, Yes, The BMA Are Damned Liars: Smoking In Your Car Is Fine

Just So You Know, Yes, The BMA Are Damned Liars: Smoking In Your Car Is Fine

by | 16th, November 2011

AS Dizraeli pointed out there’s lies, damned lies and statistics. However, it is in fact possible to people to come out of the other side of statistics and start shouting damned lies at us: pretending they are statistics .

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.

Now when I say that this is a damned lie I’m not talking about people playing with statistics or anything. I mean that it’s a flat out, untrue, known to be untrue, statement.

It’s also a damned lie that they’re waving around to try and ban anyone from smoking in their own cars.

Here’s how that 23 times was calculated :

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.

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