Expect to see similar headlines around the world over the next few weeks.
And if you add new blog, Velvet Glove Iron Fist, to your reader or favourites, you will most probably be well ahead of the MSM in reading about upcoming health nazi truth-bending before lazy journos can cut and paste the tripe they are fed.
Blog author, Chris Snowdon, is a past master at debunking the lies pumped out by state and pharma-funded bansturbators. He does so in a calm manner and always backs up his writing with incontrovertible science and truthful statistics. If only such honesty existed in the ranks of ASH, Alcohol Concern etc.
For example, following an unpublished study involving just 22 people, how about this for bare-faced mendacity on the issue of second hand smoke levels in cars?
Secondhand smoke in cars worse than in bars
The study gives an average nicotine level in a car of 9.6µg/m3 (micrograms per cubic metre). There are numerous studies that have measured nicotine levels in bars, so we can see whether the car figure really is 'worse than bars'.
Mulcahy (2005) found a level of 35.5µg/m3 in Irish bars.
Nebot (2005) found levels between 19µg/m3 and 122µg/m3 in bars/discos.
Lopez (2008) measured levels of 32.99µg/m3 in discos/pubs.
All of these readings are far higher than the 9.6µg/m3 reported for cars in this new study. So what's going on? A clue is given in the Mulcahy study which reported a 35.5µg/m3 level before the Irish smoking ban, which fell to 5.95µg/m3 afterwards.
And then the penny drops. The researchers are comparing the 'smoky' cars with smoke-free bars! It is quite unsurprising, then, that that nicotine levels in premises where smoking is completely banned by law are lower than in a car where someone is smoking. Do we really need to pay scientists to tell us such things?
As Chris's article points out, this particular lie is lined up for publication and general press release next month, just as parliament reconvenes (how very convenient). It will be faithfully regurgitated by the BBC and the dead tree press, thereby passing into the public's consciousness as hard fact ... despite being nothing of the sort.
Once that is achieved, swaying our thick as shit MPs into backing unnecessary authoritarian legislation is a doddle. It's how illiberal laws are manufactured. The process has worked many times before, and will no doubt do so again until our elected numpties learn to research instead of just taking our cash and preening their fuckwitted selves.
See also: Those oh-so-Liberal Democrats pushing for yet another ban, this time on cigarette branding.