Oddly enough this is taken from a pro-smoking website:
The arguments put forward by the anti-smoking lobby could also be applied to alcohol and car use. … If you are going to ban smoking in the workplace based on health risks then surely the same should apply to car use for non-essential journeys.
Why should the millions of people who choose to walk or cycle, who don’t contribute to the problems of pollution and congestion in our towns and cities, be subjected to a myriad of noxious emissions spewing from the tens of millions of exhaust pipes, rattling around the UK each day? It is like passive smoking – but on a far bigger scale.
Have to admit I find myself pondering the same thing most mornings…