Today the BBC - and assorted other nannying fussbuckets - have been slavering over a report that claims to show how the smoking ban resulted in a massive drop in children admitted to hospital with asthma:
There was a sharp fall in the number of children admitted to hospital with severe asthma after smoke-free legislation was introduced in England, say researchers.A study showed a 12% drop in the first year after the law to stop smoking in enclosed public places came into force.
They are using statisitics (this is perhaps spelled L-Y-I-N-G):
their evidence - evidence that contradicts what Asthma UK say about the problem:
Asthma UK said the number of emergency admissions had remained unchanged for a decade
(Yes folks, the BBC reported that)
One day a BBC journalist will actually do his or her job and ask some questions, poke a bit at the evidence - anything other than simply reprinting the lies contained in the nannying fussbuckets' press release.