Just as so many members of their profession like to re-write the wills of their recently deceased patients, the BMA is attempting to tippex their latest public proclamation, but the damage is done.
The BMA have been outed as lying propagandists for the Puritan Tendency, and their belated attempt to "correct" the lie only makes them more contemptible. As this blog and others reported, their headline statistic was made up, and known to be made up by all those who study the medical journals, having originated in a newspaper report, backed by no research.
What these Bloody Mendacious Arseholes want Winston Smith to snip out and burn is the following sentence:
“Further studies demonstrate that the concentration of toxins in a smoke-filled vehicle is 23 times greater than that of a smoky bar, even under realistic ventilation conditions.”
Why? Because they didn't do any such studies, they are merely repeating without checking something they've picked up from other organs of the Puritan movement. The "23 Times" claim is thus rather like the 'superbugs' that infest NHS hospitals: spread by doctors in (scientifically) unsanitary conditions.
Hat tip: Dick Puddlecote