I don't own a car, never have done for many, many years now and, to be honest, I just couldn't afford to run one. What with the ever increasing hike in petrol and road tax with maintenance charges on top then it is a no go area for a lot of people. Apart from those that have a very well paying job most people that drive these days do so out of necessity, they need transport to and from their workplace and when they get time to themselves they use their most expensive purchase, which is devaluing every time they clock up a mile, to get away from their humdrum working lives, usually taking their families to places they would not be able to go, places to relax and get away from that 'humdrum' life that may be with them for the rest of your natural.
A car is more than a means of transport to the masses. Many people see their purchase of a car more than just a means of transport to and from work, it is their pride and joy, their mechanical child that they will nurture, fawn over and polish with glee until it's dying chug, chug, chuging demise. Indeed the car is an extension of the owners home, just as if it were a conservatory or Winnebago, Caravan or motor home here in the UK.
If anyone came into your home and told you, in no uncertain terms, how to run it what would you do? That's what the nanny statists like the BMA wants our government to do, tell you what you can and cannot do in your own car and the next 'logical' step would be to ban you from smoking in your own home using junk science as a precursor. I'm talking about the absurd notion that smoking should be banned in all cars, regardless who is in the car with the smoker.
Since the BMA used it's fetid connections to the MSM on black Wednesday it, only one day later, retracted it's 23 times high concentration of deadly toxins in a smokers car lie and reduced it to 11 times hopping that nobody would notice and their 'claims' would go unquestioned but they had no chance of that!
Freedom2Choose has always been at the forefront in the smoking debate and have constantly deconstructed the lies told by Tobacco Control in the UK and their masters in Brussells (pdf).
From it's very inception Freedom2Choose realised that banning smoking in public places was just the start and the control freaks would move on to other lifestyle choices, like what you eat and what you drink, this has been proven to be so.
On Black Wednesday F2C's office was inundated with requests for our say on the BMA's ludicrous suggestion that smoking should be banned in all cars. I passed these requests onto our new chairman Dave Atherton and, oh boy, did he hit the ground running!
Below is only two examples where Dave went on prime time TV and radio and I could only record the sound when he was interviewed on the BBC News Channel.
Thanks Dave, you certainly have made an impression and long may you improve the lot of those that come under the boot of the health fascists.