All railway carriages that were in use before the smoking ban.
All buses and other forms of public transport that were in use before the smoking ban.
All public buildings that existed before the smoking ban.
Every private building and every private vehicle that existed before the smoking ban.
All of it has to be destroyed. All of it. It is the only logical conclusion to this - (with thanks to the tipsters in the previous post's comments.)
Any park bench a smoker might have sat on. Anything a smoker might have touched or breathed on or passed by. You non-smokers are in for a terror-fest that Hollywood can never match.
Did you move into your house as soon as it was built? No? Then how can you be sure a smoker didn't live there, or visit there, before you moved in? Rip out the plasterboard, it might be contaminated. Replace it all. Gut the house. There might be a molecule of tobacco smoke in there.
Is your car second hand? Don't use it. Don't go near it. ASH will send some expensive specialists round to take it away for you. If you must drive it, only do so with all the windows open and don't breathe. Cover the seats with plastic sheeting. A molecule of tobacco smoke might be lurking there.
Expecting a delivery? Check the number plate on the van. Is it from a time before the ban? Oh dear. Lock your door and refuse delivery. A molecule of tobacco smoke might transfer from the van to your package, and get into your house.
Perhaps the van is new. You can open the door. But wait - what about the warehouse the van came from? How long was that there? Did they once allow smoking? And is the product made in China where they don't have a smoking ban? No, there is no escape. Disinfect yourself, lock the doors, hide in the cupboard. As long as you are certain that whoever made the cupboard was not a smoker, that is. He touched it, you know! You must wear latex gloves at all times. I have a pack here, very reasonably priced considering the enormity of the danger. What do you mean, too expensive? Isn't your child's life worth it?
I am going to have enormous fun with this. Later. For now, this has a much more serious implication.
First, the science. There is no such thing as 'tobacco specific nitrosamines'. What they are finding are 'plant material specific nitrosamines'. Tobacco is made of leaves, you know. If you have a log fire, your house will test positive even if no smoker has ever been anywhere near it. If you burn incense on a wooden stick, you have it too. If you smoke herbal cigarettes that contain no tobacco at all, you will get exactly the same result as that found for tobacco smokers. (You might even believe you're addicted to those tobacco-free cigarettes). There is no need to worry. There is nothing to suggest the chemicals are actually dangerous, nor that they are present in any significant amount.
The conclusion was written before the research started. It is more sham science run by useful idiots. Its purpose is not health at all. None of it is about health and never was.
Its purpose is to allow legislation of how you live within the walls of your own home. Antismokers will cheer it on 'for the cheeeldren' and once it's done, well...
Alcohol is bad for you. It costs the NHS money. There will be limits on how much you can have in your home at any one time. It must be stored in a locked cabinet, out of reach of children. Inspectors will enforce this.
Obesity is bad for you. it costs the NHS money. Your food stock must be monitored for non-approved items. Inspectors will enforce this.
That's just the beginning. What's that, antismokers? Never happen? They can't dictate how you live? Why not? They are doing it to smokers on spurious health grounds based on faked research which has failed to identify any real danger. They won't stop there.
Do you have kids? Do they like fizzy drinks? Their intake must be limited. Inspectors will enforce this.
This is where it will lead. The army of rabid antismoking zealots will delight in further attacks on smokers in their own homes and will then be surprised when the in-home legislation becomes widespread. Once the great taboo is broken, once legislation on lifestyle extends into private homes, there will be no stopping it.
It will start with the smokers.
The antismokers will help it happen. They will make it possible for every waking minute to be monitored and controlled.
In ten years, I'd be very interested to hear their explanations.
Update: Uncle Marvo has some interesting news on this one.
More updates: There's a lot more here, here and here. The side-effects of this new move are very wide-ranging indeed.
Oh, and if you want to know about nitrous acid, the stuff they aren't at all concerned about, the stuff they find acceptable to have floating around your house because it doesn't come from tobacco, there's information all over the internet. You might not like what you find. Antismokers certainly won't.
Nitrous acid is a very potent mutagen that acts directly on either replicating or non replicating DNA by oxidation or deamination of the bases that contain amino groups (adenine, guanine and cytosine). Conversion of the amino groups to\keto groups changes the hydrogen bonding potential of the bases.
When it's already reacted with particulates from smoke, it's much less harmful than when it's in its raw, reactive form. So smokers are far less likely to get cancer from it than nonsmokers because the smoke mops up this deadly mutagen from the air. Excuse me, I feel a bout of uncontrollable laughter building.