Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Surprising UKIP

I came across a couple of interesting articles about UKIP today, written by two “impartial and expert” political scientists. The first set out to debunk one myth about UKIP: Myth No 1: Ukip’s supporters are all grumpy Tories It is … Continue reading

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Lords Vote to Ban Smoking in Cars

H/T Junican. BBC: The Lords has backed a Labour plan to ban smoking in cars carrying children, despite opposition from the government. Labour peers tabled an amendment to the Children and Families Bill detailing their proposal for England, which they said was … Continue reading

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Smokers Not Addicted

Study says smokers are not addicted to nicotine Craving for cigarettes is more to do with the mind than the addictive influence of nicotine. In other words, it is the psychological element of smoking that makes one addicted to cigarettes, … Continue reading

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The Power of Nobody

I’ve continued to think today about how Tobacco Control has managed to capture the moral high ground. In the comments, Tony pointed out that they were allied with doctors, who are held in high esteem by everybody. And of course … Continue reading

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Morality Wars

An interesting discussion broke out in the comments today when Walt suggested that if smokers had all boycotted pubs and cafes and restaurants after smoking bans were introduced, it would all have been different: If at the very beginning of … Continue reading

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The Kids Are Still Smoking.

At a bit of a loose end tonight. But I liked this photo of two school runaways: She’s 17. He’s 16. The kids are still smoking.

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A Ticking Time Bomb

I’m posting up a comment by Rose. First Sir George Godber: “Godber recollected that he had said in 1962 to Keith Joseph, another of his Conservative ministers, that “we really have to do something about abolishing smoking” “Godber replied: “No, … Continue reading

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