Yet another “study” has farted out from the bowels of academia.
This one is a census on the number of people using mobile phones while driving or smoking in their cars with children present.
Apparently the figures they came up with are 2.56% for mobile phones and 1.39% for the smoking. Put in perspective, that means that out of a thousand cars, 26 will be driven by people using phones [which is against the law here] and only 14 will be smoking.
The conclusion of the study [and for once I agree with them] is that it would be a waste of time, money and effort to impose a legal ban on smoking in cars.
Now our Heath Minister, Fatso Reilly will be well aware of this report. Will he abandon his plans for the legislation? It will be interesting to see.
If he abandons it, it will be the first glimmer of hope that he may have a modicum of intelligence and common sense.
If however he continues with the legislation then it will prove what a lot of us have known for a very long time, namely that all these petty and vindictive anti-smoker laws are nothing whatsoever to do with health but are a determined and concerted effort to demonise and vilify smokers, no matter what the cost.
Watch this space.