"The era of big, bossy, state interference, top-down lever pulling is coming to an end."
—David Cameron, Prime Minister, 2008
—Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, 2010
Smoking in cars carrying children set to become illegal in England next year
Anyone who is familiar with the pathology of these ghastly little fascists knows that this is not the end, nor is it even the beginning of the end. What the British Medical Association really wants is a ban on smoking in all cars regardless of whether children are present or not. We know this because they demanded exactly that in 2011 and they used their usual lies and quackery about secondhand smoke to back it up.
Cowardly little Gollums that they are, they retreated in the face of public opposition and came back with a temporary compromise, but you can be sure that they will return in short order demanding that (a) all smoking in cars be banned, and (b) vaping be banned as well. Their justification for this will be that a total ban will (a) make enforcement easier, and (b) create a 'level playing field'.
It is only a matter of time. Just watch.
As spotted by Nisakamin in the comments, ASH have wasted no time...