Monthly Archives: June 2011

Denormalisation

I’m rather puzzled by the concept of “denormalisation”. I think that the idea is that there’s a certain sort of normality at one point in time – say, that pub-goers normally sit in pubs, smoking and drinking -, and then … Continue reading

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Another One Bites The Dust

H/T to Martin Thornton on Facebook for this story: Passenger, 52, decapitated after tumbling off Tube train as he tried to secretly smoke a cigarette Last updated at 5:03 PM on 27th June 2011 A rail passenger was decapitated after … Continue reading

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Big Bad Tobacco

The antismokers over on Liberal Vision were very quick to accuse commenters of working for Big Tobacco. Professor Robert West said: Some of the posts above have all the hallmarks of an orchestrated attack by the tobacco industry which is … Continue reading

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For Crying Out Loud…

H/T to Leggie for this one. Sitting down ‘raises death risk by as much as 40% and is NOT countered by exercise’ By MARK DUELL Last updated at 11:03 AM on 25th June 2011 If you’re reading this sitting down, then … Continue reading

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ASH Under Attack

I’ve been a bit late in getting to the argy-bargy about ASH over on Liberal Vision. It’s been an interesting one, because it has attracted some of Britain’s senior antismokers. Like Martin Dockrell (activist, and Head of Policy, ASH), Linda … Continue reading

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The Nazi Antismoking Legacy 2

If Robert Proctor was prepared to dig into the murky history of Nazi antismoking science, Professor George Davey Smith seems to have been equally vocal in drawing attention to it, particularly when any mention of that history had been omitted … Continue reading

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The Nazi Antismoking Legacy 1

I’ve been writing this blog for 2 years now, and during that time I’ve often thought that I’d like to devote a few essays to the Nazi link with antismoking. But I never got round to it. Perhaps because it’s … Continue reading

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