So screams the 'Mail' headline. You'd think it was a foregone conclusion, yes?
Lynda Mitchell, 52, is dying from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, but has always despised tobacco.She blames the illness. Not doctors. Who'd be able to claim, with 100% scientific accuracy, that it was the smoking that did it?
The mother of one blames the illness on her parents who each puffed 60 cigarettes a day.
Lynda suffered a severe bout of pneumonia at the ageof one and went on to develop serious asthma.So, that's not what led to her COPD, then?
She added: 'I'm proof that second hand smoking can kill.Really?
My parents both smoked, in the car and out of it. Am I proof that second-hand smoke doesn't lead to COPD, then, since I'm not affected? Is a friend of the family, who has never smoked and whose parents never smoked either, yet has it?
'Your lungs aren't fully formed until you're 25. People are killing their children with second hand smoke.Oh, wow! Nice hyperbole there. Who is responsible for this woman's appearance in the 'Fail', anyway?
'They know absolutely and categorically - the evidence is out there - that they're killing their children.
'One cigarette in your car, even with the window down, is like forcing a child to spend an evening in a nightclub full of smokers.'
Would you believe...
Lynda is now backing a campaign by the British Lung Foundation to ban smoking in cars where passengers are under 18.Of course she is. Of course they are...