Innocent teachers and nurses could be banned from working with children because of their attitudes or lifestyles.Smoking isn't specified just yet, but remember this?
Guidance seen by The Sunday Telegraph, which has been given to more than 100 case workers at the ISA reveals that those referred could be permanently blocked from work if aspects of their home life or attitudes are judged to be unsatisfactory.
It says case workers should be "minded to bar" cases referred to them if they feel "definite concerns" about at least two aspects of their life, which are specified in the document.
Researcher Lara Gundel, of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, said: "Smoking outside is better than smoking indoors but nicotine residues will stick to a smoker's skin and clothing.All bollocks, of course, but Great Ormond Street Hospital believed it even before any study existed, and evidently still do.
"Those residues follow a smoker back inside and get spread everywhere. The biggest risk is to young children.
"Dermal uptake of the nicotine through a child's skin is likely to occur when the smoker returns and if nitrous acid is in the air, which it usually is, then TSNAs will be formed."
It's not going to be long before smoking, on one's own time and in one's own home, is on the ISA's blacklist.
The US are well down that road already, with rancid anti-smoking hysteric, John Banzhaf, proudly encouraging the refusal of any type of employment to smokers.
So, not alarmist at all. In fact, it's almost certain that smokers will very soon be categorised as a risk to children by the ISA.
If you enjoy tobacco, how does it feel to be seen as standing shoulder to shoulder with paedophiles?
(BTW, even Mayors won't be exempt)
UPDATE: It looks like a notable US anti-smoker is thinking along the same lines. That's settled then.