Monthly Archives: April 2016

A Surprising Response

A couple of weeks back I wrote about a suicide and a protest at Swansea prison after a smoking ban had been introduced there. I didn’t mention at the time that I had also written to my Westminster MP about it. … Continue reading

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Pubs Are Like Girlfriends

Strange thought this morning: Pubs are like girlfriends. They’re all different. Some are young, and some are old. Some are small, and some are big. Some are all done up in the latest fashion, while others make no effort at … Continue reading

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Various Smoking News Items

Antismokers head for Turkmenistan: Government officials to attend anti-smoking meeting in country run by mad dictator Turkmenistan leaders have banned beards, ballets and pet pooches in recent years THE Department of Health will send two officials to a nanny state … Continue reading

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The Functional Minimum

As I was writing last night about pill poppers, I remembered a conversation I’d once had with my father many, many years ago. We were living in the Gambia in West Africa. And I was six years old. And we … Continue reading

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The Pill Poppers

Mail: EXCLUSIVE: Prince’s former drug dealer tells how the legend spent $40,000 at a time on six-month supplies of Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches – highly addictive opioid pain killers – for 25 years… The dealer said the musician suffered … Continue reading

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Stay

Oh dear. Us Brits are being lectured by Barack Obama on the EU: Here’s what Obama had to say: Hillary Clinton has joined in: White House hopeful Hillary Clinton has waded into the Brexit debate, throwing her weight behind President … Continue reading

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Bradford Hill

The two authors of the 1950 London Hospitals study and the British Doctors study were Bradford Hill and Richard Doll. Richard Doll remained a well-known public figure for the next 50 years. But Bradford Hill, the senior partner in the … Continue reading

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