Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Anti-musicians

Rose left  a link to a letter written by Murray Jarvik (the inventor of the nicotine patch, it appears) in 1964. In it he discusses the “possible virtues of smoking.” “As I see it all the emphasis during the last … Continue reading

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A Tobacco Control Timeline

I was going to post the following last night, but got distracted. I’ve drawn a map of the advance of Tobacco Control ‘army’ over the past 60 years or so. The campaign starts in 1950 with the publication of Doll … Continue reading

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Following On

Following on from my last post, I’d like to chew things over a bit more. In the comments, Michael McFadden wrote: Now, IN ORDER to win them over, they have to be willing to listen to and consider the eminently … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Take Me Seriously

H/T Harley. I suppose that I ought to be pleased. Peter Oborne in the Telegraph has called for the smoking ban to be relaxed: There’s a quiet rebellion under way against bossy government …it is time for ministers to wake … Continue reading

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Had To Laugh

I had to laugh. Somebody dropped a video in the comments here today: For the first minute or so I was wondering if it was an antismoking ad, given that the voice-over intones, “The medical evidence that tobacco is an unpleasant … Continue reading

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Delighting in their Travails

I estimate that about one third of the adult population of Europe are smokers, and so it’s as one of about 140 million excluded, ostracised, and demonised European smokers that I take great delight in the present travails of the … Continue reading

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Herzegovina Flor

Richard North has it about right, I think: Peter Hitchens thus has it, writing under the headline, “We’re being dragged into a new Cold War by a puffed-up bullfrog”. Stupidity and ignorance rule the world, he says, but the trouble is that … Continue reading

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